SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: SIGIA-L: who's doing cool stuff?
RE: SIGIA-L: who's doing cool stuff?
From: brig (brig_at_eatonweb.com)
Date: Thu Sep 14 2000 - 14:08:35 EDT
At 06:49 AM 9/14/2000, Robert Dornbush wrote:
>from Mary's posting;
> "I am also curious, however, as to what role an information architect plays
>in developing a web-based application that does not deliver information.
>Maybe I am being a little thick, but I have always felt that the information
>architect function is related not to interface design or usability
>requirements, but to how to structure the data, expose that structure so it
>makes sense, and enable access to it."
>Somebody please back me up on this!
mary, could you give an example of a web-based application that does *not*
deliver information? i haven't ever worked on one that doesn't and can't
a web-based application is usually presented as part of a site. that site
needs structure. even if you don't include the flow of the application
under the ia job title (i do put it there), the user needs to be able to
access the application, access the help, find a way to get into the
application in the first place. those are functions that don't even touch
the fact that data is usually being delivered in an app, and that data
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