Results for Information Architecture - General

There are 107 resources for Information Architecture - General in the library.

Articles and Papers

10 Questions About Information Architecture
by Shel Kimen (9/23/2003)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Defining Information Architecture

A Brief History of IA
by Andrea Resmini, Luca Rosati (2011)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Cite as: Resmini, A. & Rosati, L. (2012). A Brief History of Information Architecture. Journal of Information Architecture. Vol. 3, No. 2. [Available at http://journalofia.org/volume3/issue2/03-resmini/]. Originally published in Resmini, A. & Rosati L. (2011). Pervasive Information Architecture. Morgan Kauffman. (Edited by the authors).

This article is a reprint of parts of Chapter 2 of Pervasive Information Architecture by Andrea Resmini and Luca Rosati, a book published by Morgan Kauffman. The text was partially edited for clarity by the authors. The Journal would like to thank Morgan Kauffman for consenting to the reprint. All rights remain the property of the original right holders.

Adopting a Professional Compass for Information Architecture
by Nathaniel Davis (2/11/2014)
Subject: Business Strategy, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: In this column, Davis demonstrates that, with an IA compass in place, expressing the value that information architecture delivers to a business becomes clearer. The IA compass is absent of theoretical and technical rhetoric and focuses on a greater good.
Note: Davis, N. (February 11, 2014). Adopting a Professional Compass for Information Architecture. UX Matters. Retrieved from http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2014/02/adopting- a-professional-compass-for-information-architecture.php

Am I An Information Architect? PDF Document (3/20/2007)
Subject: Education & Training, Information Architecture - Education & Training, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Many people have asked themselves this question. We often find ourselves alone at the office wondering why we can’t fit into any specific department or, after so many evaluations, feel like we’re just not doing what it is that we really want to. The questions listed in this document may help you. Once you have completed the form we will recommend some steps that you can take to further your interests, find support and join a community of like-minded people.
Available Translations:
Español at iainstitute.org/es/documentos/Soy_un_AI.pdf
Nederlands at iainstitute.org/nl/translations/ben_ik_een_informatiearchitect.php

Ambient Signifiers: How I Learned to Stop Getting Lost and Love Tokyo Rail
by Ross Howard (9/19/2006)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Interface Design, Navigation
Language: English
Abstract: When navigating a complex system - be it a website or a large transport network - it is easy to get lost. Ross Howard points out how subtle signifiers can make a big difference.
Note: Boxes and Arrows

An Information Architect's Manifesto
by Peter Morville (1/30/2001)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Note: Original article in English
Available Translations:
Português at iainstitute.org/pt/translations/000166.html

An Interview with Peter Morville and Lou Rosenfeld, Information Architects
by Meryl K. Evans (2002)
Subject: Expert Opinions, Information Architecture - General, Process & Techniques
Language: English
Abstract: An interview with Peter Morville and Lou Rosenfeld covering the topic of what the information architecture is, how information architecture relates to usability, and the challenges faced when constructing a successful information architecture.

Change Architecture: Bringing IA to the Business Domain
by Bob Goodman (3/14/2006)
Subject: Business Strategy, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: As information architects, we are not just architecting information; we are using information to architect change. Bob Goodman shows us how we can use business and management techniques to help us be more effective agents of change.
Note: Boxes and Arrows

Classification, Facets, and Metaproperties
by Martin Frické, Scott Hill (1/2011)
Subject: Faceted Classification, Information Architecture - General, Navigation, Ontologies
Language: English
Abstract: The paper argues that second order properties or metaproperties are essential for classification and navigation of information, for example for faceted classification and the navigation it generates. The paper observes that metaproperties, are not accommodated well within such standard schemes as Z39.19, description logics (DLs), and the formal ontologies OWL, BFO, and DOLCE.
Note: Frické, M. (2011). Classification, Facets, and Metaproperties. Journal of Information Architecture. Vol. 2, No. 2. [Available at http://journalofia.org/volume2/issue2/04-fricke/]

Connecting the Dots of User Experience, Journal of IA PDF Document
by Gianluca Brugnoli (4/2009)
Subject: Case Studies, Experience Design, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The article presents a point of view about analyzing and designing the user experience within pervasive networks made of distributed services and applications, where the user is the primary actor who freely and opportunistically connects and activates the system components following an activity-driven process. A digital content case study is used to outline the main characteristics of this scenario and to introduce a tool for user experience modelling and designing. From the application of this model are proposed some considerations about how the design process could change to support this vision.

Dogmas are Meant to Be Broken: An Interview with Eric Reiss
by Liz Danzico
Subject: Information Architecture - General, User Centered Design
Language: English
Abstract: Is there a need for a Strunk and White of usability principles? Boxes and Arrows talks with Eric Reiss about sites designed by the neighbor kid, how we did not get Web 1.0 right, and the Web Dogma of 2006.
Note: Boxes and Arrows

Editorial: An Information Architect By Any Other Name
by Eric Reiss (1/2011)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Is information architecture dead? No way! It ain’t even sick. Let me share some personal observations about our field.
Note: Cite as: Reiss, E. (2011). An Information Architect by any Other Name (Editorial). Journal of Information Architecture. Vol. 2, No. 2. [Available at http://journalofia.org/volume2/issue2/01-reiss/]
Available Translations:
Italiano at iainstitute.org/it/translations/001359.php

Enterprise Information Architecture: A Semantic and Organizational Foundation
by Tom Reamy (11/28/2006)
Subject: Business Strategy, Information Architecture - Education & Training, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: People disagree on what happens when IAs grow up, but Tom Reamy knows. He offers a foundation for information architecture as it advances, grappling with problems across the enterprise.
Note: Boxes and Arrows

I'm an Architect
by Amanda Kolson Hurley (7/2010)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Architects are fed up with people in the technology field using their title, styling themselves "software architects," "enterprise architects," and "information architects," to name a few. It can't be stopped--but more often than not, it's the sincerest form of flattery.

IA, Therefore I Am
by James Kalbach (2003)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Library & Information Science
Language: English
Abstract: The relationship between IA and librarianship, however, is of particular interest. With only a blurry line separating the two fields, many practicing IAs find themselves asking "Is IA the same as librarianship, only in digital environments and with a hipper name?" Likewise, librarians who come in contact with IA may ask "How is what I do not IA?" At the highest level, both seek to match an information need with an information resource. Both also share a strong responsibility for effectively finding and using information with a strong focus on organization and classification. But, significant distinctions can be made, which in part point to the need for IA and justify its existence.

IA/Recon
by Jesse James Garrett (2002)
Subject: Business Context, Information Architecture - General, Information Architecture - Job Skills
Language: English
Abstract: A six-part essay on the information architecture community, where we are, and where we're going.
Available Translations:
Deutsch at iainstitute.org/de/translations/ia_aufklaerung.php
Japanese at iainstitute.org/ja/translations/000305.html
Russian at www.jjg.net/ia/recon/russian.html

Information Architect
by Peter Morville (8/8/2011)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Peter Morville reflects on his career as an Information Architect and through analogies to mapmaking and bridge building, shows that "defining the damn thing" is part of the job. Unifying multiple platforms into a new cross-channel experience is a challenge that must be met by a cross-functional team, each acting in part as an information architect.

Information Architects: What We Do and How We Learn
by Thom Haller (12/2013)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Information Architecture - Job Skills, Information Architecture - Practices
Language: English
Abstract: An Introduction to the special section on Information Architecture in the ASIS&T Bulletin, October/November 2013.
Note: Haller, Thom. (October/November 2013).

Information Architecture
by R.E. Wyllys (2000)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Information Design, Library & Information Science
Language: English
Abstract: This lesson from the University of Texas at Austin discusses ideas associated with the phrase "information architecture" and relates them to aspects of the library- and information-science (LIS) professions.

Information Architecture 101: A crash course for the enterprise architect
by Thomas Myer (5/23/2006)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: IBM DeveloperWorks article on defining IA for Enterprise Architects. Almost everything you ever wanted to know about information architecture. What is information architecture? What roles do information architects play in the enterprise space? Are information architects content experts, usability experts, database administrators (DBAs), Extensible Markup Language (XML) analysts? Or all of the above? How can understanding the concepts behind information architecture help your enterprise project succeed? Take this crash course on information architecture to find out.

Information Architecture Defined
by Christina Wodtke (12/12/2000)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: A simple, colloquial explanation of IA, in the quirky eleganthack style. Interesting for the "west coast IA" sitemaps and wireframes approach, which would eventually be much more tightly and richly defined later. A period piece.

Information Architecture Glossary
by Kat Hagedorn (2000)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: This glossary is intended to foster development of a shared vocabulary within the new and rapidly evolving field of information architecture. It should serve as a valuable reference for anyone involved with or interested in the design of information architectures for web sites, intranets and other information systems.
Note: Original translation is in English.
Available Translations:
Italiano at iainstitute.org/it/translations/001062.php

Information Architecture Meets Usability
by Bruce Stewart (2003)
Subject: Expert Opinions, Information Architecture - General, User Centered Design
Language: English
Abstract: An O'Reilly interview with Lou Rosenfeld and Steve Krug about their jointly held seminars and the common pitfalls of web usability and information architecture.

Information Architecture Tutorial
by John Shiple (11/9/1998)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: This article is an introduction to the field of information architecture. Five lessons are given in goal definition, audiences and competitors, site content, site structure, and visual design.
Available Translations:
Italiano at iainstitute.org/it/translations/001112.php

Information Architecture: Beyond Web Sites, Apps, and Screens (11/1/2013)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Davis asks, can a craft-like profession of information architecture that lacks internal theory keep up with the growing complexities of ubiquitous ecosystems that comprise both digital and physical objects? In this article, he explores developing information architecture theories that transcend Web sites, applications, and screens.
Note: Davis, N. (November 1, 2013). Information Architecture: Beyond Web Sites, Apps, and Screens. UX Matters. Retrieved from http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2013/11/informatio n-architecture-bey

International Information Architecture
by Peter Morville (7/14/2003)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Social Context
Language: English
Abstract: Connecting people from diverse disciplines, countries and cultures is a strategic imperative, not only for AIfIA but for the information architecture community as a whole. Our competitive advantage derives from our very ability to build bridges and span networks. This argument alone should provide ample incentive for us to nurture an international perspective within the practice, but there are all sorts of idiosyncratic reasons why information architects should reach across borders.
Available Translations:
Dansk at iainstitute.org/nl/translations/internationale_informatiearchitectuur.php

Interview with Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Morville
by Scott Hill (2000)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: An O'Reilly interview with Peter Morville and Lou Rosenfeld about their book, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, their work, and the field of information architecture.

Lifeboat #5: Richard Saul Wurman (2011)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: This article reprints a conversation with Richard Saul Wurman originally published in the 1976 book What Do We Use for Lifeboats When the Ship Goes Down? The author concealed his identity under the pseudonym My, and the book has been long out of print. Nonetheless, the two-day long interview with Wurman provides a fascinating and intimate portrait of the information architecture pioneer on the eve his decision to leave architecture. Now-familiar turns of phrase from Wurmans seminal 1988-89 works Information Anxiety and Hats spill out fully formed in the panoramic sweep of this important conversation. Republished here under the provisions of fair use for research and educational purposes. All rights to the text remain exclusive property of the original right holders.

Cite as: My (2012). Lifeboat #5: Richard Saul Wurman. In My (1976). What Do We Use As a Lifeboat When the Ship Goes Down? Harper & Row. Out of print. Journal of Information Architecture. Vol. 3, No. 2. [Available at http://journalofia.org/volume3/issue2/02-my/]

Long Tails and Short Queries: An Interview with Amanda Spink
by Staff Boxes and Arrows (10/16/2006)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: Amanda Spink talks with Christina Wodtke on why searchers still cannot ask a useful question of a search engine, and how Google may be part of the problem rather than part of the solution.
Note: Boxes and Arrows

Sou Um Arquiteto De Informação? Microsoft Word Document (3/20/2007)
Subject: Education & Training, Information Architecture - Education & Training, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Note: Original in English.

Strange Connections: Defining Information Architecture
by Peter Morville (6/1/2000)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: What is information architecture? Is it a nascent field or a flash in the pan? What does an information architect do? Are you an information architect? Am I? Is that the right label for our discipline? Do labels and definitions matter? On the weekend of April 8, 2000, a remarkable group of roughly 350 people came together as participants in ASIS Summit 2000 to debate the answers to these questions (and of course, to question the questions themselves). This was a watershed event in the field of information architecture, not because we answered important questions, but because it was the first large-scale gathering of the community of information architects.
Note: From Argus Center for Information Architecture (a research arm of the late Argus Associates)

The Art of Information Architecture
by Aaron West (1999)
Subject: Guidelines & Best Practices, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Planning and architecting a site can be one of the most daunting tasks a designer can face, yet the results are usually a better site and a smoother project. Find out how you can easily architect your site by following a few simple steps.

The T-Model and Strategies for Hiring IA Practitioners: Part 1
by Nathaniel Davis (10/3/2011)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Information Architecture - Job Skills
Language: English
Abstract: Using the Boersma T-model, Nathaniel Davis explores how to set the criteria for a qualified practitioner of information architecture and why we need better communication of these criteria to help both junior and senior professionals become more qualified candidates.

Understanding Information Architecture
by Rudy Foster (2003)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: This introductory article gives a high-level overview of information architecture from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

Vegas, MySpace, and the Tyranny of Taste
by Christina Wodtke (2013)
Subject: Architecture - Buildings, Experience Design, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Christina Wodtke considers digital environments in the context of inhabited space, comparing the iterative design of populated Internet spaces to the design and urban renewal of built environments, concluding that the citizens of an inhabited digital space deserve the same respect and consideration of how they use a digital environment as the inhabitants of a physical space.
Note: Cite as: Wodtke, C. (2013). Vegas, MySpace, and the Tyranny of Taste. Journal of Information Architcture. Vol. 5, No. 1-2. [Available at http://journalofia.org/volume5/issue2/01-wodtke/]
Also available at: journalofia.org/volume5/issue2/01-wodtke/jofia-0502-01-wodtke.pdf

We Are All Connected: The Path from Architecture to Information Architecture
by Fu-Tien Chiou (2003)
Subject: Architecture - Buildings, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The author lays out many similarities between architecture and traditional architecture. These include form, function, design elements, design methodology, and site planning.

We are All Information Architects: Interview with Eric Reiss at Krakow Pedigogical University
by Stanislaw Skorka (1/2008)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Information Architecture - Job Skills
Language: English
Abstract: An interview with Eric Reiss about information architecture. Addresses the issue of its definition, how to develop as an IA professional, and what fields of knowledge and skills an information architect should have.
Note: Original article in Polish.
Available Translations:
Polish at www.wsp.krakow.pl/konspekt/30/index.php?i=023

What Happens When Context Thwarts and Information Architects Vision?
by Thom Haller (2/2012)
Subject: Contextual Navigation, Information Architecture - General, Writing for the Web
Language: English
Abstract: from ASIS&T Bulletin, February/March 2012 edition.

What Is An Information Architect? PDF Document (3/20/2007)
Subject: Education & Training, Information Architecture - Education & Training, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The Information Architecture Institute is an international organization committed to advancing and promoting the practice of information architecture. We define information architecture as the art and science of organizing and labeling websites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability. As information proliferates exponentially, usability is becoming the critical success factor for websites and software applications. Good IA lays the necessary groundwork for an information system that makes sense to users.
Available Translations:
Español at iainstitute.org/es/documentos/Cual_es_un_AI.pdf
Nederlands at iainstitute.org/nl/translations/wat_is_informatiearchitectuur.php

What's in a Name? (2001)
Subject: Expert Opinions, Information Architecture - General, Information Design
Language: English
Abstract: Are there two information architectures? One influenced by presentation and one influenced by structure? Is the presentation-based IA better served by the name "information design?" Does the medium really matter? Is print IA/ID different from web-based IA/ID in meaningful ways? For its April 2001 issue, Design Matters contacted several people and asked them to respond to these questions informally.
Note: From the Society for Technical Communication.


Blogs, Columns and Journals

Bloug
by Lou Rosenfeld
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Lou Rosenfeld's blog regarding "information architecture and anything else I want to discuss." Subjects include enterprise IA, book and article reviews, and content management.

Boxes and Arrows: The Design behind the Design
Subject: Design, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: "Boxes and Arrows is the definitive source for the complex task of bringing architecture and design to the digital landscape. There are various titles and professions associated with this undertaking—information architecture, information design, interaction design, interface design—but when we looked at the work that we were actually doing, we found a 'community of practice' with similarities in outlook and approach that far outweighed our differences."

Critical Reviews of Corporate Websites
by Lou Rosenfeld (2000 to 2000)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Web Design
Language: English
Abstract: This column reviewed corporate Web sites from an IA perspective. Reviewed sites include gm.com, toysrus.com, and fedex.com.

elegant hack
by Christina Wodtke
Subject: Experience Design, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: "eleganthack.com is a one-person website devoted to exploring and furthering the emerging art of user experience design and information architecture on the web."

i.a. etc.
by Joseph Tate
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Blog on general information architecture concepts as well as design and CSS.

IA Podcast
by Jeff Parks (2010)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Since 2006, Jeff Parks has been interviewing IA and UX practioners for insights on the discipline.

IAnything Goes
by Jeff Lash (2002 to 2003)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: This column attempts to demonstrate "the importance of information architecture in the web development process, and how non-IAs can learn and incorporate information architecture concepts into their work in the converging world of information architecture, user-centered design, web development and business strategy."

InfoDesign - Understanding by Design - News
by Peter Bogaards
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Information Design
Language: English

Noise Between Stations
by Victor Lombardi
Subject: Design, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Addresses a variety of current information architecture topics.

peterme.com
by Peter Merholz
Subject: Design, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Updated at least once a week, this blog covers a wide range of Web issues and topics.

Semantics
by Peter Morville (2001)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Peter Morville's column about information architecture and strategy.

Strange Connections
by Peter Morville (2000 to 2001)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Peter Morville's bi-weekly column on the evolving definition of information architecture.

Web Architect
by Peter Morville (1995 to 1999)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Web Architect was a column in Songline Studio's Web Review magazine from 1995 to 1999. It offered a humorous yet practical exploration of information architecture topics.

[BEEP]
by Peter Boersma
Subject: Experience Design, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Includes reflections on user experience, as well as a variety of postings such as IA discipline models and an IA Summit review.


Books

Information Architecture for Designers
by Peter Van Dijck (2003)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Information Design
Language: English
Abstract: Includes sections on Website Strategy, Audience Research, Information Architecture, Designing Functionality, and Interface Design. The Information Architecture section covers structure, organization schemes, categories, labels, implementation, and sitemaps.
Note: English is original language. All translations in this database reference the sample chapter on Audiences, available at the author website.
Also available at: iainstitute.org/translations/000424.php
Available Translations:
Deutsch at iainstitute.org/de/translations/informationsarchitektur_fuer_designer_strukturierung_von_websites_fuer_den_geschaeftserfolg.php
Português at iainstitute.org/pt/translations/arquitetura_de_informacao_para_designers_estruturando_websites_para_o_sucesso_dos_negocios.php

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
by Peter Morville, Lou Rosenfeld (2002)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: This book introduces the user to the emerging field of information architecture. It teaches how to design web sites and intranets that support growth, management and ease of use.
Available Translations:
Japanese at www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/487311134X/ia-22/
Romanian at iainstitute.org/translations/Definind-Arhitectura-Informatiei-2000-ro.html

Information Architecture for the WWW, 2nd ed. PDF Document
by Peter Morville, Lou Rosenfeld (8/2002)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: This book introduces the user to the emerging field of information architecture. It teaches how to design web sites and intranets that support growth, management and ease of use.
Note: Original English Source
Also available at: oreilly.com/catalog/9780596000356/
Available Translations:
Español at iainstitute.org/es/translations/arquitectura_de_la_informacion_para_la_red_capitulo_1.php
Italiano at iainstitute.org/translations/morville-rosenfeld_capitolo1.pdf

Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
by Christina Wodtke (2002)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Process & Techniques, User Centered Design
Language: English
Abstract: This book introduces the core concepts of information architecture: organizing web site content for findability, designing pleasant web site interactions, and creating an easy to use interface. This book aims to teach the information architecture skills necessary to avoid making costly mistakes. It is intended for everyone that works with information architecture including designers, programmers, and project managers.

Information Architecture: Designing Information Environments for Purpose
by Alan Gilchrist, Barry Mahon (2003)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Information Design, Information Organization
Language: English
Abstract: This book describes and analyzes the various components of creating an information system architecture - design environment (hardware, networks, software), knowledge representation (taxonomies, classifications, thesauri), interoperability (standards and markup languages), user interfaces, usability and findability, and the prospects for the future. This guide also examines the role of management, information technology personnel and information workers in the process.

Practical Information Architecture
by Eric Reiss (2000)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: This book helps set website goals, determine information needs, incorporate useful browser-based features, produce diagrams to help programmers and designers, define menus, and segment a site for diverse audiences.

The Elements of User Experience
by Jesse James Garrett (2002)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, User Centered Design, Visual Design
Language: English
Abstract: The Elements of User Experience cuts through the complexity of user-centered design for the Web with clear explanations and vivid illustrations that focus on ideas rather than tools or techniques. Jesse James Garrett gives readers the big picture of Web user experience development, from strategy and requirements to information architecture and visual design. This accessible introduction helps any Web development team, large or small, to create a successful user experience.


Organizations, Conferences and Mailing Lists

2014 IA Summit Podcasts (3/30/2014)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Information Architecture - Practices, Information Architecture - Theory
Language: English
Abstract: Podcasts of the 2014 Information Architecture Summit, ASIS&T, San Diego, March 26-30, 2014
Note: Podcasts of the 2014 Information Architecture Summit. (Confereence). San Diego: Association for Information Science and Technology, March 26-30, 2014

ASIS&T 2005 European IA Summit (10/15/2005)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The first European IA Summit, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, October 15-16, 2005.

IA Summit (3/26/2007)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The Information Architecture Summit is a premier gathering place for information architects and for discussion about information architecture. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn. The 2011 IA Summit attracted nearly 700 attendees, including beginners, experienced IAs, and people from a range of related fields.

Slides are available for many presentations on the session/speaker pages or posted on Crowdvine at:
2013 (Baltimore): Register at iasummit.org 2012 (New Orleans): http://2012.iasummit.org 2011 (Denver): http://2011.iasummit.org 2010 (Phoenix): http://iasummit.org/2010 2009 (Memphis): http://iasummit.org/2009 2008 (Miami): http://www.iasummit.org/2008/conference.html 2007 (Las Vegas): 2006 (Vancouver): http://iasummit.org/2006 2005 (Montreal): http://iasummit.org/2005 2004 (Austin): no website archive 2003 (Portland): http://www.asis.org/Conferences/IASummit2003/index.shtml 2002 (Baltimore): http://www.asis.org/Conferences/IASummit2002/index.html 2001 (San Francisco): http://www.asis.org/Conferences/SUMMITFINAL/index.html 2000 (Montreal): http://www.asis.org/Conferences/Summit2000/Information_Architecture/index.html

IA Summit 2008 (4/14/2008)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The Information Architecture Summit is the premier gathering place for information architects. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn.

This year the conference attracted over 600 attendees, who presented and discussed topics such as social networking, gaming, patterns, tagging, taxonomies, and a wide range of IA tools and techniques.

Slideshare presentations for 28 of the sessions are now live ... with more to come.

The first 5 podcasts from Boxes and Arrows are available for sessions on Saturday, Sunday and Monday:

http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/ia-summit-2008-day-1
http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/ia-summit-2008-day-2
http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/ia-summit-2008-day-3

A management fable: The little UX that went a long way - Dan Willis
Audiences & artifacts - Nathan Curtis this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Becoming an IA/UX coach: Proving success one champion at a time - Yvonne Shek this presentation has a downloadable file available
Blind ambition: How the accessibility movement overlooks sensory experience - Claude Steinberg this presentation has a downloadable file available
Building trust through restricted information: A case study of the Hotwire.com air redesign - Melissa (Goldstein) Matross this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Checking the feel of your UI with an interaction audit - Peter Stahl, Josh Damon Williams this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Closing Plenary: Linkosophy - Andrew Hinton this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Code blue: How service design can revolutionize patient care in hospitals - Aaron Martlage
Content page design best practices - Luke Wroblewski this presentation has a downloadable file available
Creating career paths for UX professionals - Kristen Johansen this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Data driven design research personas - Todd Zaki Warfel this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Designing for the social: Avoiding anti-social networks - Miles Rochford
Designing with patterns in the real world: Lessons from Yahoo! And Comcast - Christian Crumlish, Austin Govella this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Designing your reputation system in 15 easy steps - Bryce Glass this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
E-service: What we can learn from the customer-service gurus - Eric Reiss
Effective IA for enterprise portals: The building blocks design framework - Joe Lamantia this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Embodying IA: Incorporating library 2.0 and experience integration concepts in a small public library renovation - Michael Magoolaghan this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Exploratory search and folksonomy: Exploration paths in social tagging systems - Tingting Jiang this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Extending the gaming experience to conventional UI’s - John Ferrara
Good news on your cell phone: Optimizing the user experience - Jorgen Dalen,Tone Terum
Hotel Yeoville - Jason Hobbs this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
How to be a user experience team of one - Leah Buley this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
How to set up and run participatory design sessions, analyze data and present results effectively - Greg Nudelman, Michael Morgan, Larry Hannigan this presentation has a downloadable file available
IA Slam 2008: The workshop with a winner - Lynn Boyden, Chris Chandler, Matthew Fetchko, Eric Reiss
IA for tiny stuff: Exploring widgets and gadgets - Martin Belam this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
IAs, language and lego - an introduction to semantic analysis - Matthew Hodgson this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Information horizons: Proposing an alternate approach to assessing website architecture - Anindita Paul, Sanda Erdelez, Kyungsun Park this presentation has a downloadable file available
Inspiration from the edge: New patterns for interface design - Stephen Anderson this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Integrating web analytics into information architecture and user-centered design - Hallie Wilfert this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Keynote: Journey to the Center of Design - Jared Spool this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Panel: Developing junior programmes in UX teams - Margaret Hanley, Anne Stevens, Karen Loasby, Henning Fischer
Panel: Practical prototyping - Todd Zaki Warfel, Chris Conley, Anders Ramsay, Jed Wood
Panel: Presence, identity, and attention in social web architecture - Christian Crumlish, Christina Wodtke, Andrew Hinton, Gene Smith, Andrew Crow this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Peer coaching - support for UX managers - Margaret Hanley
Placemaking and information architecture - Dennis Schleicher
Putting multiple user centered design techniques in combination to create one global information system - Shibani Kapoor, Chaitr Hiremath this presentation has a downloadable file available
Re-experiencing information: Dealing with user-submitted data - Lucas Pettinati this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Search Patterns - Peter Morville this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Storytelling - a compelling design tool - Dorelle Rabinowitz this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Tagging: Five emerging trends - Gene Smith this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Taxonomy is user experience - Dave Cooksey this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Testing for advertising effectiveness - Margaret Hanley
The business of experience: The experience impact framework - Jess McMullin this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
The impact of social ethics on IA and interactive design - experiences from the Norwegian woods - Karl Yohan Saeth, Ingrid Tofte this presentation has a slideshare presentation available this presentation has a downloadable file available
The information architect and the fighter pilot - Matthew Milan this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
The long wow - Brandon Schauer this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
UX in the Wind: Finding Experience on a Motorcycle - Joe Sokohl this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Web site maturity cycles - Vera Rhoads this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Web use recorders: The future of web analytics? - Dustin Chambers, Dick Horst
What are your users REALLY thinking? An objective way to uncover the subjective - David Robins, Jason Holmes, Janna Korzenko this presentation has a downloadable file available
What do innovative intranets look like? - James Robertson this presentation has a slideshare presentation available
Why Markets Love the Internet (Or, The 1 Hour MBA for User Experience Designers and Other Layabouts) - Alex Kirtland this presentation has a slideshare presentation available

IA Summit 2009: Expanding Our Horizons (3/18/2009)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The Information Architecture Summit is a premier gathering place for information architects and for discussion about information architecture. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn. The 2011 IA Summit attracted nearly 700 attendees, including beginners, experienced IAs, and people from a range of related fields.

Slides are available for many presentations on the session/speaker pages or posted on Crowdvine at http://2010.iasummit.org

IA Summit 2010: This One Goes to Eleven (4/7/2010)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The Information Architecture Summit is a premier gathering place for information architects and for discussion about information architecture. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn.

Slides are available for many presentations on the session/speaker pages or posted on Crowdvine at: http://2010.iasummit.org.

IA Summit 2011: Asking Better Questions (3/30/2011)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The Information Architecture Summit is a premier gathering place for information architects and for discussion about information architecture. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn. Slides are available for many presentations on the session/speaker pages at http://2011.iasummit.org.

IA Summit 2011: Asking Better Questions (3/30/2011)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The Information Architecture Summit is a premier gathering place for information architects and for discussion about information architecture. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn. Slides are available for many presentations on the session/speaker pages at http://2011.iasummit.org.

IA Summit 2012: Cross Your Channels (3/22/2012)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The Information Architecture Summit is a premier gathering place for information architects and for discussion about information architecture. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn. 2012 marked the first IA Summit cohosted by ASIS&T and IA Summit. Links to presentation slides, podcasts, etc. at http://2012.iasummit.org.

IA Summit Library (2013)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The Library collects recordings from past IA Summits. We are starting with posting podcasts and transcripts from the 2013 IA Summit in Baltimore, MD and will add media from earlier conferences as we go.

SIG Information Architecture
Subject: Discussion Lists, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Information Architecture mailing list for ASIS&T (American Society for Information Science and Technology).

World IA Day 2013 (2/9/2013)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract:

We have compiled a list of some of the presentations from World IA Day 2013, which we are currently adding to the IA Library. Proceedings from Reframing IA, our April 3 roundtable workshop from the IA Summit are being prepared. We will announce the publication when it is available.

WIAD Ann Arbor
Chris Farnum and Faris Kahn - UXD vs Analytics Slides
Peter Morville - The Architecture of Understanding Slides Storify writeup
Daniel Eizans - Designing for Distributed Content Models Slides
Morning Sessions Video Afternoon Sessions Video

WIAD Bristol
Andrea Resmini - Ghost in the Machine - Architectures of Cyberspace Video Slides
Leisa Reichelt - Prototyping Information Architecture Video Slides Video Slides
M. Dade-Robertson - Sentient Architectures of Information Video Slides

WIAD Budapest
Fábián Csongor - Information Architecture for Soundhead.hu Video Slides
Varga Csaba - Kártyarendezés a gyakorlatban - esettanulmányok Video Slides
Zsuzsanna Kovács - WIAD Storyboarding Workshop Video Slides
Herendy Csila - Mentális és fogalmi modellek Video Slides
Dömsödi Balazc - Új Hirdetésfeladás az Ingatlan.comon Video Slides
Kollin Zoltán - Buiding Scida Video Slides
Katona Zsuzsa - Deep in Data Video Slides Rung András - Irányított keresés gondok és megoldások Video Slides
Socialtimes.hu World IA Day Budapest Article
User Experience Meetup – Storyboarding, kártyarendezés, keresések Article
Users First - WIAD 13 Article World IA Day Budapest Timelapse Video
WIAD Budapest Photos

WIAD LA
Aaron Irizarry - Communicating IA Video Slides
David Fiorito – Thinking Navigation Video Slides
Greg Nudelman (remote) - Designing Mobile Magic Moments Video
Chris Chandler & Lynn Boyden - Other people’s problems Video
Eric Reiss – Plenary Video Slides

WIAD New York Dan Klyn - Where Did “The Architecture Part” of IA Come From? Slides
Christina Wodtke - Putting the Architecture Back Into Information Slides
Rick Smolan - How Data Becomes Information Video (video from his keynote at Strata + Hadoop World in October 2012 – this is the same presentation he gave at World IA Day) Noreen Whysel - The Information Architecture of City Data Slides
Clark Holmes - Bloomberg Open Symbology Slides
Rhonda Ranney - Instructional Designer Influenced by Information Architecture Slides
Bruce Esrig - Design for Wellness Slides

Amanda Lyons provided Sketchnotes for WIADNYC. View Amanda’s sketchnotes and audience tweets at Storify. Full sketch notes are available at Amanda’s Slides
Masaya Mori - Data Utilization toward Big Data's Edge: the Two Faces of Technology Singularity Slides
Makoto Okamoto - Organizing Information: Yahoo! Answers Slides
Takashi Iba - Spontaneous Order with Pattern Languages Slides Presentation Patterns




Presentations and Podcasts

ASIS&T Summit: Reflections and Projections Panel
by Peter Merholz (2001)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The author discusses his experience on the Reflections and Projections Panel at the 2001 ASIS&T Summit (American Society for Information Science and Technology).

IA for Indexers Microsoft PowerPoint Document
by Fred Leise (5/2004)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Indexing, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: This presentation introduces IA concepts and vocabulary and explores the relationship between IA and indexing; including the importance of learning about as target market for indexing services and IA skills related to those of indexers as well as IA as possible area of skills expansion. This presentation is available in both Powerpoint (.PPT) and .PDF format.

IA Network Guide PDF Document
by Wolf Noeding (3/22/2007)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: This guide is for 1. YOU, 2. people that are interested in the field of IA and 3. members of the IA Institute to answer some questions about... - Who's an IA? - What are local groups? - How do IAs network and collaborate? - What initiatives are currently available? - How can I join in the initiatives? - What's the workflow of the translation initiative for example? - How do existing Tools and Platforms support me in network and collaboration?

IA Summit 09 - Day 1 Podcasts
by Jeff Parks (3/20/2009)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: You are (Mostly) Here: Digital Space and The Context Problem – Andrew Hinton
Portable Research: Observing Users on the Go – Nate Bolt
Designing For, With, and Around Advertising – Karen McGrane
Creating Magic Kingdoms: User Experience Lessons from Disney’s Imagineers – Mike Atherton
A Fundamental Disruption: Moving Information Architecture into the Hands of Individual Consumers – Peter Sweeney & Robert Barlow-Busch
ROI: Speaking the Language of Business – Eric Reiss
The Semantic Web: What IAs Need to Know About Web 3.0 – Chiara Fox
Designing Rules: The Engine of User Experience – Dan Brown
A Real Nowhere Man: Managing Remote Teams Remotely – Joe Sokohl
Experience Themes: An Element of Story Applied to Design – Cindy Chastain
Design Games for IA – Donna Spencer
Site Redesign: When Hell Freezes Over Use A Blowtorch – Melissa Matross
Motivating Teams: Inspiring People To Do Great Work – Dorelle Rabinowitz
IA Spy School – Joe Dyer
Evolve or Die: the Future of IA examined – Christina Wodtke, Gene Smith, Russ Unger, Joshua Porter
The Adoption of Web Standards into Web Design and Development: A Report on a Large Survey – David Robbins
Using Enterprise IA to Support Business Strategy: Driving Revenue and Brand Health with Better Information Management – – Samantha Starmer & Gary Carlson

IA Summit 09 - Day 2 Podcasts
by Jeff Parks (3/21/2009)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Is Interaction Necessary? – Karl Fast
Personas and politics: The Discursive Construction of The User in IA – Adrienne Massanari
Discovering & Mining The Everyday – Richard Ziade & Tim Meaney
Integrating Effective Prototyping into Your Design Process – Fred Beecher
UX Design & Deliverable Systems – Nathan Curtis
User Interface Issues with Metasearch – Dana Douglas
Usable, INFLUENTIAL Content: We Can Have It All – Colleen Jones
Turning HiPPOs Into Allies: How to Connect with Powerful People in Your Organization – Samantha Starmer
Selling IA – Heuristic Evaluation for the Pitch Process – Russ Unger
Business-Centered Design – Christina Wodtke
Time to Spit on the Table: Being Functionally Appropriate Using Culturally Inappropriate Tactics – Dan Willis
IA For the Rest of the World – Miles Rochford

IA Summit 09 - Day 3 Podcasts
by Jeff Parks (3/22/2009)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Gaming the Design: Using Game Design Techniques in the Realm of Investing – Dominic La Cava and Kellie Rae Carter
Leading with Insight – Matthew Milan
Lessons from Slime Mold: How to Survive and Thrive in Ever-Changing Organizational Environments – Kate Rutter
The Art and Science of Seductive Interactions – Stephen Anderson
The Courage to Quit: Starting, Growing and Maintaining Your Own UX Business – Sarah Rice, Whitney Hess, Jenn Anderson, & Christopher Fahey
UX Health Check: A Measure A Day Keeps the Redesign Away – Livia Labate & Austin Govella
Professional IA/UX Organizations – How to Start and Run a Successful Local Group or Chapter – Kyle Soucy, Nasir Barday
An Internet Watered Down (or, How to Save the Mobile Web) – John Pettengill
Evangelizing Yourself: You can’t change the world if no one knows your name – Whitney Hess
Five Minute Madness – IA Summit Community

IA Summit 2009 Closing Plenary: Jesse James Garret
by Jeff Parks (3/22/2009)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Jesse James Garrett delivers a passionate closing plenary at the 2009 IA Summit in Memphis, TN.Jesse James Garrett is a noted figure in the IA community, not only for his ground breaking book Elements of User Experience, but for the essay that galvanized the community in 2002, IA Recon .

In this IA Summit Closing Plenary, given without slides while wandering amidst the audience, Jesse examines what he has learned at the conference, he thoughts on the nature of the discipline and the practitioner, and gives bold, perhaps even shocking advice for the future direction of information architecture.

The following is an outline of some of his key points; please download the audio or watch the video for the complete experience.

IA Summit 2009 Keynote: Michael Wesch
by Jeff Parks (3/20/2009)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Social Context
Language: English
Abstract: Michael Wesch opened the IA Summit this year with an inspired keynote that provides a fresh and ambitious direction for all designers. He points out that our audiences aren’t audiences at all, but rather creators, and our job is not to lecture but to enable. With this new approach comes not only design challenges but the joy of reconnecting people to each other, which he illustrated with a series of extraordinary video clips. Summary and podcast available.

IA Summit 2012: The Past and Future of Boxes and Arrows - A Conversation with Christina Wodtke
by Jeff Parks (4/9/2012)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Jeff Parks talks to Boxes and Arrows founder Christina Wodtke about the past and future of the magazine. Her key message is that designers still need to get their ideas out into the community.

Information Architecture, A Global Perspective: A Conversation with Jessica DuVerneay
by Jeff Parks (5/30/2012)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: In this podcast, Jeff Parks talks with Jessica DuVerneay, the Global Director for the first annual World Information Architecture Day, held in February 2012. Jessica shares her experience of organizing a global event to celebrate and share the IA discipline.

Information Architecture: A Brief Introduction Microsoft PowerPoint Document
by Samantha Bailey (5/2004)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: An introduction to the field of Information Architecture from Samantha Bailey
Also available at: iainstitute.org/tools/download/Bailey-IAIntro.pdf

Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web Microsoft PowerPoint Document
by Tom Wailes, Christina Wodtke (10/2003)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Presentation originally given at UIE 8, Christina Wodtke and Tom Wailes (then employees of Yahoo!) presented an overview of the core Information Architecture concepts from requirements gathering through controlled vocabularies and finishing up with search.
Note: This links to a Microsoft PowerPoint document.

Introduction to IA Microsoft PowerPoint Document
by Donna Maurer (5/2004)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: An introduction to Information Architecture by Donna Maurer.
Also available at: aifia.org/tools/download/Maurer-IAIntro.pdf

Understanding Information Architecture
by Peter Morville (6/27/2011)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: An introduction to the field and practice of Information Architecture.

We Are All Leonardo Now
by Christian Crumlish (5/6/2011)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Christian Crumlish presents examples from the Leonardo di Caprio film, Inception, to illustrate Information Architecture concepts including mapping meaning, organizing information and designing multidimensional, hyperconnected conceptual spaces.
Also available at: www.slideshare.net/xian/we-are-all-leonardo-now

Why IA Matters Microsoft PowerPoint Document
by Peter Morville (5/2004)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Why is IA Important?:
Cost of finding (time, frustration):
Cost of not finding (bad decisions, alternate channels):
Cost of construction (staff, technology, planning, bugs):
Cost of maintenance (content management, redesigns):
Cost of training (employees, turnover):
Value of education (related products, projects, people):
Value of brand (identity, reputation, trust):

Also available at: iainstitute.org/tools/download/Morville-WhyIaMatters.pdf


Tools

Creative Brief Microsoft Word Document
by Erin Malone, Peter Morville, Lou Rosenfeld (9/2003)
Subject: Business Context, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Available Translations:
Japanese at iainstitute.org/translations/CreativeBrief-JP.doc

Design Review Process Microsoft Word Document
by Erin Malone (9/5/2003)
Subject: Design, Information Architecture - General, Process & Techniques
Language: English
Abstract: A template to capture the dates in the Design Review Process and key milestones and stakeholders.

Design Scope Microsoft Word Document
by Erin Malone (9/5/2003)
Subject: Design, Information Architecture - General, Process & Techniques
Language: English
Abstract: The Design Scope template should outline the general aims and goals of the project design and lists the major deliverables and milestones. To be completed by the experience design team lead.

IA Toolbox
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Information Architecture - Practices
Language: English
Abstract: A set of information architecture tools and templates including basic concepts, analysis, user exploration and documentation.

Introduction to IA Brochures
by Victor Lombardi, Dan Willis (11/27/2003)
Subject: Classics, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Two brochures that help explain information architecture to business and technical people. A full color 6x8 inch version is suitable for printing as postcards, and an 8.5x11 inch black and white version can be printed on any printer. Both are covered by a creative commons license and can be modified to suit your needs.
Also available at: iainstitute.org/documents/tools/IAforBizAndTech_6x8.pdf

Project Overview Microsoft Word Document
by Erin Malone (9/5/2002)
Subject: Design, Information Architecture - General, Project Management
Language: English
Abstract: A template to be completed by the experience design team lead in preparation of or as an attached document to Product Requirements documents. Information should be filled in to give an overview to project team who may be new to the project.

User Requirements with LEGO
by Lorenzo Cantoni, Michael Faré, Elisabetta Frick (5/2011)
Subject: End Users, Guidelines & Best Practices, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: IA Institute member and Indiana University Assistant Professor in Human-Computer Interaction, Davide Bolchini, has alerted us to a new, freely available and exciting design tool which his team has developed. URL - User Requirements with LEGO by Lorenzo Cantoni, Marco Faré and Elisabetta Frick University of Lugano, Switzerland. User Requirements with Lego (URL) is a methodology to elicit IA user requirements for web, communication- intensive applications. As an extension of the Lego Serious Play method, URL supports the definition of IA and content strategies in online communication, by helping in the elicitation of user requirements for web applications. In particular, URL helps in finding tacit, difficult to grasp communicative requirements that usually do not emerge with other methodologies. For this reason, URL has to be intended as an additional methodology, used besides formal and structured strategies (such as interviews, focus groups, etc.) to find and define user requirements. URL helps also in team building, enabling designers and stakeholders in few hours to share a common understanding of the online communication project. And the ongoing IA project design documentation is a physical, tangible LEGO landscape! URL has been used with companies in Europe and multiple stakeholders in large web projects. Try out the full, open access guide in your next web project.

Wireframes Templates - Cavazza Microsoft PowerPoint Document
by Frederic Cavazza, Scott Hill (4/9/2004)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Wireframes
Language: English
Abstract: CavazzaWireframe.ppt (120 kb)

CavazzaWireframe.pdf (496 kb)


Web Sites and Resources

Argus Center for Information Architecture
Subject: Guides & Collections, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: The Argus Center Web site houses a collection of resources for learning about the theory and practice of information architecture. In addition to links to important information architecture resources, the site is also home to original articles, white papers, conferences, and seminars that drew from the experience and expertise of the Argus team.
Note: Due to the closure of Argus Associates in 2001, the ACIA is no longer updated.

Digital Web Magazine
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Web Design, Web Development
Language: English
Abstract: An online magazine serving web designers, developers and information architects. Contains a large number of articles on many different topics, including branding and user experience, the business context of IA, content management, and much more.

e-reiss.com
by Eric Reiss
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Includes a variety of articles on wayfinding, button usability, and more. Also includes a list of offered services and seminars.

Guide to Organizing, Marketing, Facilitating, UX Show and Tell Workshops PDF Document (2010)
Subject: Conferences & Meetings, Guides & Collections, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: A guide to organizing, marketing, and facilitating workshops to share user experience design documentation and deliverables.

IAwiki (2007)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Disbanded in 2007, the IAwiki was a collaborative project of Information Architecture professionals to develop the practice and create a community. The wiki is preserved at Archive.org.

Information Architect's Bibliography
by P.J. Gardner
Subject: Accessibility, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: A selective, annotated collection of links to books for developing accessible and usable web sites.

Information Architecture Resources
by Jesse James Garrett
Subject: Guides & Collections, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: An extensive list of resources on information architecture, interaction design and navigation design. Includes a section on introductory materials for those just getting started or looking to keep up.

Search Patterns Library
by Jefferey Callender, Peter Morville (2/1/2010)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Patterns, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: a gateway to the Search Pattern Library, our colorful public collection of examples, patterns, and anti-patterns.

Web Design References: Information Architecture
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Information Architecture - Practices
Language: English
Abstract: A large collection of links to IA-related materials, including overviews, methods (card-sorting, prototyping, wireframes), and articles.

What an Information Architect Does PDF Document
by Jesse James Garrett
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: This PDF document summarizes the results of a comparative analysis of IA job descriptions conducted in July 2000.
Note: This links to a PDF document. Original article is in English.
Available Translations:
Español at iainstitute.org/es/translations/lo_que_hace_un_arquitecto_de_informacion.php


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