Sunday, March 19, 2006

Web 2.0, reframing Web 1.0

Web 2.0...

"One question that’s sure to come up during this year’s information architecture summit is, “What is the role of IA in Web 2.0?” Some people have proposed that IA–creating meaningful structures of information–is obsolete. A key component of many Web 2.0 sites is that people can impose their own structures on information through tagging. In some people’s minds, this spells gloom and doom for our field.

Information architecture has long been associated with navigation–finding one’s way through space. In the early days, information architects were responsible for generating the list of categories along the left-hand side of many a web site. They thought about how all the information on a web site fit together, and where there were meaningful relationships. They collaborated with designers and others to shape the virtual space of a web site."   continued ...   (Via Greenonions)

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