This is the
winner of the Explain IA award.
Go watch! Be careful of the bleeped language,
though. Yes, bleeps seem to be required in the
02/06/10 10:41 Filed in: miscellany
A drawing from the Guardian's mockup of their iPhone app development
Martin Belam: Starting a blog post with a definition of the topic to be discussed makes me feel rather like the captain of a school debating society. However, I've struggled to find a better introduction to the question of "What is information architecture?" than the definition provided by the Information Architecture Institute.
We define information architecture as the art and science of organizing and labeling websites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability.
Or as someone once put it to me: "You just draw boxes, don't you?".