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IA vs. Design

Nick Finck

June 27, 2004 at 8:13 PM

Keith writes up a good post about Information Architecture -- A Huge Grey Area? While I think most of this post does reflect what we discussed over lunch, I also feel that there is a lot more to the job of an IA than what we covered. He mentions that he always thought IA included things like "use-cases, content inventories, taxonomy, labeling, site maps, and functional specs." ...and he's right, it does, but we only spend so much of our time doing those kinds of things. This is what is often termed as Little IA vs. Big IA, which I am sure someone like Keith Instone, who has been working on re-architecting IBM, can tell us all about. Anyway, I am sure there are many more lunches in which Keith and I will have together to get to the bottom of this.

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