Defining the Damn Thing

"Defining Information architecture is a re-occuring theme in all IA forums, and frequently leads to re-naming efforts as well, from information therapist to experience designer.

"Arguments dredge up the history of IA, from its birth in database design and RichardSaulWurman's first coinage of the term to its development in the hands of LouisRosenfeld and PeterMorville. Arguments get lost in job descriptions [1] and cries of 'that's not what I do!' Arguments get wild with dreams of grandeur, leading to hopes of creating a position of CXO. Arguments go round and round until they lose steam. "

This is the definitive collection of IA definitions and arguments. If you want to know why we're all so confused, just look here. Read more...

Posted by seralat at 05:17 PM on June 04, 2002
Filed in: IA - Definitions