Understanding Information Architecture
By Dan Klyn and Shari Thurow
2013 UXPA Conference
Washington D.C. July 12, 2013
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
Places Made of Information
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
Places Full of Complexity and Contradiction
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
“information architecture is the only field I’m
aware of that is concerned with the structural
integrity of meaning across...
A Model for Understanding Information Architecture
Arrangement of the parts.
Ontology
Particular meaning.
Rules for intera...
Image pilfered from @inkblurt’s tweetstream
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
What Is The Meaning of App Store?
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
… How About Here?
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
What Is The Meaning of iTunes?
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
taxonomy
Arrangement
of the parts
ontology
Particular
meaning
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
Taxonomy = Arranging Meaning in Context
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
Taxonomy = Arranging Meaning in Context
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
Taxonomy = Arranging Meaning in Context
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
Taxonomy = Arranging Meaning Across Contexts
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
Taxonomy = Arranging Meaning Across Contexts
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
A Model for Understanding Information Architecture
Arrangement of the parts.
Ontology
Particular meaning.
Rules for intera...
Choreography = Rules For How The Parts May Interact
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
Choreography: Appropriate Unfolding?
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
Choreography: Appropriate Unfolding?
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
Ontology
Arrangement of the parts
Particular meaning
Rules for
interaction
among th...
A Model for Understanding Information Architecture
Arrangement of the parts.
Ontology
Particular meaning.
Rules for intera...
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It was a delight to give a presentation with my friend and fellow IAI Board member Shari Thurow in Washington D.C. today at the User Experience Professionals Association conference.

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Understanding Information Architecture

  1. 1. Understanding Information Architecture By Dan Klyn and Shari Thurow 2013 UXPA Conference Washington D.C. July 12, 2013
  2. 2. UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  3. 3. UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
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  7. 7. Places Made of Information UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  8. 8. Places Full of Complexity and Contradiction UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  9. 9. “information architecture is the only field I’m aware of that is concerned with the structural integrity of meaning across contexts. Anyone who questions the relevance of IA by diminishing it to “just” website navigation in 2013 is talking about their understanding of the state of the profession 15 years ago” -- Jorge Arango past President of The Information Architecture Institute UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  10. 10. A Model for Understanding Information Architecture Arrangement of the parts. Ontology Particular meaning. Rules for interaction among the parts. Choreography Taxonomy UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  11. 11. Image pilfered from @inkblurt’s tweetstream UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  12. 12. UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  13. 13. UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  14. 14. What Is The Meaning of App Store? UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  15. 15. … How About Here? UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  16. 16. What Is The Meaning of iTunes? UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  17. 17. UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  18. 18. UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  19. 19. UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013 taxonomy Arrangement of the parts ontology Particular meaning
  20. 20. UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  21. 21. Taxonomy = Arranging Meaning in Context UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  22. 22. Taxonomy = Arranging Meaning in Context UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  23. 23. Taxonomy = Arranging Meaning in Context UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  24. 24. Taxonomy = Arranging Meaning Across Contexts UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  25. 25. Taxonomy = Arranging Meaning Across Contexts UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  26. 26. A Model for Understanding Information Architecture Arrangement of the parts. Ontology Particular meaning. Rules for interaction among the parts. Choreography Taxonomy UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  27. 27. Choreography = Rules For How The Parts May Interact UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  28. 28. UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  29. 29. UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  30. 30. Choreography: Appropriate Unfolding? UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  31. 31. Choreography: Appropriate Unfolding? UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013
  32. 32. UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013 Ontology Arrangement of the parts Particular meaning Rules for interaction among the parts. Choreography
  33. 33. A Model for Understanding Information Architecture Arrangement of the parts. Ontology Particular meaning. Rules for interaction among the parts. Choreography Taxonomy UXPA Conference – Washington D.C. 2013

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