‘Information Design’ also known as “Information Architecture” (IA) and many other names, but we already knew from Gottlob Frege that a symbol can denote many senses…
The first book on Information Design that I read was this book, published in 2000:
edited by Robert Jacobson.
I saw it at the MIT bookstore, and couldn’t resist…
One of the first online journals about usability is Boxes and Arrows, and I had the opportunity to attend a presentation and meet its founder Christina Wodtke…I think she was one of the founders of Information Architecture Institute… the presentation consisted largely of a film featuring interviews with various ‘information architects’…
the opportunity was partly the result of the recent IA Summit which just happened to take place in Montreal… one of the interesting applications
discussed at the summit was Flickr Photo Sharing…
Christina published a book on IA in 2002
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
Information design and information architecture is interesting to me, although it is a little bit like ‘informatics’, the meaning of this seems to be continually redefined with subtle nuances. the following list of disciplines are closely related:
I suppose the inter-disciplinary nature of information makes it difficult to label…
I just run across this article, and thought it was an interesting parallel between architecture and information architecture… i always thought that these have a lot in common…
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites
wirtten by Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville. This 2nd edition was published in 2002.
[Edited from Photomedia Forum post by T.Neugebauer from April 18, 2005 – November 18, 2006]