PS SIGCHI and IxDA October Meeting: The Nature of Information Architecture

  • 15 Oct 2012
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Space at the Steps, 1301 1st Ave., Level A

PS SIGCHI and IxDA October Meeting: The Nature of Information Architecture

Monday, October 15, 2012, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

There are few conversations that have generated as much frustration in the broad community of UX practice as the one about defining information architecture. Ask two UXers to define information architecture and you'll either get quite more than two definitions in reply, or no reply at all (and perhaps a knuckle sandwich). Some say IA is a sort of design: a sub-set of UX, others approach their IA work as a variant of architectural practice and thinking. What if there was a way to understand and talk about information architecture at a deeper level than that of definitions? What is the nature of information architecture? Is there a way to understand it that obtains across all contexts and definitions?


Dan Klyn is an information architect and co-founder of The Understanding Group. In 2010 he was elected to a term on the board of the IA Institute, and he teaches the IA course at the University of Michigan School of Information.

Meeting date & time
Monday, October 15, 2012
6:30-7:00 Networking
7:00-7:15 Introductions and announcements
7:15-8:00 Presentation
8:00-8:30 Q&A

Space at the Steps, 1301 First Ave, Level A
If you're looking toward the steps and water, you'll walk down two sets of steps on your right side and then you should see a glass door with a sign for the event on your right.

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