On 2020-08-25 02:02, Lutz Gehlen wrote:
On Monday, 24.08.2020 17:17:30 David Christensen wrote:
p.s. I should mention the Polar Bear book .
Thank you for the pointer. I find it hard to grasp from the
descriptions on O'Reilly and Amazon what the book actually covers,
which does not mean I shouldn't read it (possibly the opposite).
"Information architecture (IA) is the structural design of shared
information environments; the art and science of organizing and labeling
websites, intranets, online communities and software to support
usability and find-ability; and an emerging community of practice
focused on bringing principles of design, architecture and information
science to the digital landscape. Typically, it involves a model or
concept of information that is used and applied to activities which
require explicit details of complex information systems. These
activities include library systems and database development."
IA is one of those fields whose applications are all around us, but is
only noticed when done poorly. The above book makes you aware of the
concepts and techniques of IA, and helps you articulate its application
(and misapplication). While the book uses web sites for concrete
examples, IA is widely applicable (including CPAN).