04 June 2004


AIfIA (the Asilomar Institute for Information Architecture) defines
Information Architecture as:
1. The structural design of shared information environments.
2. The art and science of organizing and labeling web sites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability and findability.
3. An emerging community of practice focused on bringing principles of design and architecture to the digital landscape.

"Ideas Illustrated" description of what I publish.

Visualization: http://www.louisrosenfeld.com/home/bloug_archive/images/011014elephant.gif

"Information Architecture (IA) is commonly understood to be the art and science of structuring, organizing, and labeling information so that content owners can better manage it and users can find what they're looking for more effectively. IA can be bottom-up (i.e. analyzing and labeling content chunks) or top-down (i.e developing standardized categorization schemes or taxonomies)." http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/ArticleReader.aspx?ArticleID=6439&PageNu

Other definitions; http://www.stcsig.org/id/definitions.html

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Harold Whitman
"To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream.
Not only plan, but also believe". - Anatole France
"Knowing which way to turn gives you self confidence. Taking a chance and going the opposite way gives you a chance to see what you are made of." - Bob Perks
"Take the most difficult challenge you are now facing and turn it into the greatest opportunity to grow simply by changing how you see it. Dead ends then become turning points." - Bob Perks

Maps for Kids (? A Hundred Years From Now ...it will not matter what my bank account was, ...the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... ...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child).

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