A Brief History of Information Architecture

Great write-up of the founding mothers and fathers of our beloved field.

“Information architecture is a professional practice and field of studies focused on solving the basic problems of accessing, and using, the vast amounts of information available today. You commonly hear of information architecture in connection with the design of web sites both large and small, and when wireframes, labels, and taxonomies are discussed. As it is today, it is mainly a production activity, a craft, and it relies on an inductive process and a set, or many sets, of guidelines, best practices, and personal and professional expertise. In other words, information architecture is arguably not a science but, very much like say industrial design, an applied art.”

(Andrea Resmini & Luca Rosati ~ Journal of Information Architecture Volume 3 Issue 2)

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