On 2020-08-25 02:02, Lutz Gehlen wrote:
Hi David

On Monday, 24.08.2020 17:17:30 David Christensen wrote:

p.s.  I should mention the Polar Bear book [1].


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).


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