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Information Architecture is not a fad

Nick Finck

June 26, 2004 at 12:42 AM

News has slowed down a bit as I do some weekly commuting between Portland and Seattle for my new job. Meanwhile, something that has been established lately is that Information Architecture is no longer considered a new field according to Andrew Dillon as stated in his article "Out with the New! The IA Summit at Five Years." As someone who just recently joined a company that has at least three full-time Information Architects and several contracting Information Architects, I couldn't agree more. Information Architecture can no longer be taken as just a fad, it has become a standard role within any company who takes their Web presence seriously. If you want to read more about how IA came to be, you might want to start with Peter Morville's great summarized historical article entitled "A Brief History of Information Architecture (PDF)." Also be sure to hear Peter's keynote speech at WebVisions, the early bird specials will only be good through July 1st.

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