SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: [Sigia-l] Building an Information Ar
RE: [Sigia-l] Building an Information Architecture Team
From: Pradyot Rai (prai_at_prady.com)
Date: Tue Dec 09 2003 - 12:05:56 EST
>> Ziya wrote:
>> > A business analyst, a database architect, a librarian, a
>> > statistician, an interface designer, a usability 'engineer'
>> > or those with even fancier titles such as user experience or
>> > interaction designers would normally contribute in one
>> > fashion or another to the general architecture of a site. BUT they
>> would hardly be pleased to be included in what you call
>> > an "information architecture team." They all have their
>> > titles and fiefdoms to cultivate.
>> True and oh, so sad. And how many aspects of methodologies,
>> organizational structure and compensation schemes work to
>> further silo the "team" into their own sub-specialties and fiefdoms?
> Isn't all that a bit harsh?
Nope... that is just a bitter pill. You must swallow it with lot of water.
Nobody dis-regard the 'Information Architecture' as a role in building the
information space. Rather it all done by all kind of people wheather they
call themself Interface Designer, Usability Experts, User Experience
specialists, or Information Architects themself. The root cause of
contention has been that some percieve "information Architecture"
accompasing so many domians as pure "marketing" and "political" gimmic.
Don't get me wrong too. I am in the same noble profession myself, but I
feel that the Chapter 15 of the holly book that we quoted, is really
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