I'm Benette and i'm working for an eSolutions company called Asia Online.
There seems to be a confusion on what iA is here in our company. Some say the wireframes encompass:
1. Inventory: All elements present should be accounted for
2. Weight: The percentage of prominence each element has on the page.
3. Layout: especially when determining navigational placement and form fields
4. Visual tools: placement of photos and the like
Arguments started on whether iA is stifling creativity among the designers.
And I don't think we have the monopoly on all design execution ideas though a
number of iAs have design backgrounds. I was wondering if anybody could
throw in their opinions so I would know if its just the designer in me that's rebelling?
We call our team the Definition Team and we have the the following people in our group:
web strat, iA persons
We do industry & competetive research, web strategy, iA, task analysis, user scanarios,
creative direction and functional specifications documents.
From: Peter Merholz [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 12:20 AM
Subject: SIGIA-L: The Future and Pain: More Reflections on IA
I've finally written down all my notes from the Reflections and Projections
Panel from the ASIS Summit.
You can start here:
Or, just read the most recent entries
The Future of Information Architecture
The Outline, such as it is, of the notes is:
- It's The Content, Stupid
- Models in Design
- Working with Clients, Not At Them
3. Future of Information Architecture
- The Spread of "Good IA"
- Data Analysis
- IA Playing Nice in the Sandbox
- Library Science Impacts Agency Information Architecture
- Data-Driven Information Architecture
- Professional Affiliations for Information Architecture
- Further Specialization
- Business Savvy
- Ill-defined Roles and Responsibilities
I'd love your feedback.
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