Information Architecture: An Emerging 21st Century Profession / Edition 1

Information Architecture: An Emerging 21st Century Profession / Edition 1

by Earl Morrogh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130967467

ISBN-13: 9780130967466

Pub. Date: 11/04/2002

Publisher: Pearson

This state-of-the-art look at the emerging profession of Information Architecture shows readers from a broad range of technical areas—e.g., visual design, information design, library science, information science, and human-computer interaction —how this new multidisciplinary profession integrates the skills and practices of their

Overview

This state-of-the-art look at the emerging profession of Information Architecture shows readers from a broad range of technical areas—e.g., visual design, information design, library science, information science, and human-computer interaction —how this new multidisciplinary profession integrates the skills and practices of their respective professions. An important complement to typical IA books (which focus only on the “how to” of designing and building web sites), this foundations book explores IA from its historical roots to its exciting future, showing how this new profession requires a comprehensive knowledge of a highly complex design process, using a variety of media and technologies, for the purpose of creating information environments that are beautiful, valuable, and easy to use. Information Architecture: From Craft to Profession. The Spoken Word. The Written Word. The Printed Word. The Telegraph. The Telephone. The Radio. Television. ENIAC. ERMA. The Alto. The PC Evolution. Internauts. ARPAnet. Email. WWW. Info Glut, Info Trash, Info Hype, and Info Stress. IA: The Process, The Practitioner, The Profession. Educating Information Architects. Envisioning the Future of IA. For Information Architects, Interaction Designers, User Experience Designers, Information Designers, Human-computer Interaction Designers, Web Masters, Interface Designers, Information Scientists, Information Technologists, Information Technology Specialists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130967466
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/04/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Richard Saul Wurman.

I. INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE: AN INTRODUCTION.

1. Information Architecture: From Craft to Profession.

II. HUMAN INTERACTIONS: THE EVOLUTION OF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS.

2. Let's Talk About It: The Spoken Word.

3. Put It in Writing: The Written Word.

4. Hot Off the Press: The Printed Word.

5. Wired: The Electrical Telegraph.

6. Just Call Me: The Telephone.

7. Wireless: The Radio.

8. The Tube: Television.

III. HUMAN AND COMPUTER INTERACTIONS: THE EVOLUTION OF COMPUTING SYSTEMS.

9. ENIAC: Computational Solutions for Scientific Problems.

10. ERMA: Computational Solutions for Business Problems.

11. The Alto: Computing Gets Personal.

12. The PC Evolution: From Mainframes to Minis to Micros.

IV. COMPUTER NETWORKS: COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTING SYSTEMS CONVERGE.

13. Internauts: Architects of the Intergalactic Network.

14. ARPAnet: The Birth of the Internet.

15. Email: The First Killer “App.”

16. WWW: The World Wide Web.

V. INFO AILMENTS: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF THE INFORMATION AGE.

17. Info Glut, Info Trash, Info Hype, and Info Stress.

VI. TOWARD A NEW DISCIPLINE: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

18. IA: The Process.

19. IA: The Practitioner.

20. IA: The Profession.

21. IA: Educating Information Architects.

22. IA: Education Theory, A Design Foundation for Information Architecture, by Keith Belton.

23. Information Architects: Envisioning the Future of IA.

References.

APPENDICES.

A. “As We May Think,”Vannevar Bush.

B. “Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice,” IEEE-CS/ACM Joint Task Force on Software Engineering Ethics and Professional Practices.

Index.

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