Other Stuff?

What other services could help us as a field?

Posted by Louis Rosenfeld at November 03, 2001 04:02 PM
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The idea of merging everyone's IA bookmark lists was suggested on SIGIA-L. How about providing that service?

Link submission and comment editing could make it easier to edit the lists.

Another possibility is contributing bookmarks at the IAwiki site.

Posted by John Paul Fullerton at November 16, 2001 4:40 PM

IAwiki has a page specifically set aside for plopping down uncategorised bookmarks: LinkyLove.

There isn't much there at the moment, but everyone is welcome to submit their juiciest bookmarks there. I suspect that there wold soon spring up seperate pages for seperate categories of bookmarks.

I agree though that a custom database thingy would be where we want to take this eventually.

Posted by Eric Scheid at November 16, 2001 4:57 PM

As a 'community of professionals', I for one would benefit greatly from the talents of others and from 'cummulative pricing' to get hosting and a template for my own Web space. Most of the templates available are horrible, and generally do not support our most common activity "blogging". Thoughts?

Posted by Paula Thornton at November 19, 2001 8:38 PM

I would really be interested in an area where people could discuss the process they use in doing information architecture.

My educational background has provided me with a strong hci design process, but I work at a company that practices very little of that design process. Talking to colleagues, I know that I am not the only one who is in this situation.

I would be interested in an area in which we could discuss practical design processes that draw from the academic theory, but are reasonable in a rapid Internet development cycle.

Posted by Teresa Torres at January 6, 2002 2:00 AM

I agree -- process discussion would be very useful and instructive. Some discussion would naturally accompany the deliverables exchange section, but I think what Teresa's talking about is different enough to mandate its' own area.

It could be as simple as a weblog with comments style system, or something more complicated to show different threads of thought.

Posted by Cindy Alvarez at January 6, 2002 7:25 AM

Teresa and Cindy: what is your level of interest in working on a project to capture process artifacts/discussions? :-)

Posted by Lou at January 6, 2002 11:28 PM

Teresa and Cindy: what is your level of interest in working on a project to capture process artifacts/discussions? :-)

Posted by Lou at January 6, 2002 11:28 PM

I'd be glad to start drafting some ideas and workflow for such a beast. I'd be in favor of the simplest possible solution, unless of course we have some closet programmers here who want to build a new system that we design.

Posted by Cindy Alvarez at January 8, 2002 7:15 PM

Other stuff I'd be interested in and will require as many in the community that have the background and interest:

Metadata Standards to be able to identify what we have and all the ways we can store/search for it.(artefacts/articles/etc)

Thesaurus/Taxonomy to describe the overlaps of our fields and aid in facilitating search through all the repositories of materials in IA.

Posted by Madonnalisa at January 16, 2002 7:39 PM

I would gladly help out on a project to get this going. I agree with Cindy that it could be as simple as a blog. From the discussion there we could figure out what to do next.

Posted by Teresa Torres at January 17, 2002 7:34 PM

What about IA TopicMap? I mean, could we make one? :) or there is something already done in this field?

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