The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has been examining IA and developing a framework for how IA can be used to develop an inventory of federal government programs. The problem they are facing is inconsistency around definitions and information across agencies. The ultimate goal is to...
The Launch of the Asilomar Institute for Information Architecture
November 4, 2002 -- Information architects from across the world today announced the launch of the Asilomar Institute for Information Architecture (AIfIA). The leadership of AIfIA includes expert practitioners, teachers, and authors from organizations including Yahoo!, AOL/TimeWarner, IBM, Lucent Technologies, MasterCard International, Wells Fargo, Wachovia Corporation, Razorfish, Adaptive Path, the Transportation Security Administration, the University of North Carolina and the University of Texas.
AIfIA is a non-profit volunteer organization that serves as a resource for organizations and individuals seeking to learn more about information architecture and its benefits, and assists information architects who wish to promote the field. Information architecture, the art and science of structuring and classifying information on web sites and intranets, is a growing field that is becoming increasingly important in the modern information age.
"Information architecture leads to increased revenue, decreased development costs, more effective communication and successful web sites," said Christina Wodtke, AIfIA President and author of the book Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web. "AIfIA will be a resource for those wishing to learn more about information architecture, whether they're exploring its benefits for the first time or they're experienced professionals sharing tricks of the trade with their peers."
For information about AIfIA and information architecture go to www.aifia.org, or contact our
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The IAI publishes a Salary Survey each year that examines salary in terms of experience, education, age, gender, geography, and job category so that you can get insight about IA salary expectations. The institute’s annual salary survey is one our most viewed and widely shared items.
Thank you to everyone who joined the virtual 2017 Information Architecture Institute annual general meeting on October 11 at 9am PT/4pm GMT.
Here are some of the links we mentioned in todays meeting:Salary Survey sneak peek – The full report will be coming out soon! IAI Library...