The Future of Information Architecture

The Future of Information Architecture
Author: Peter Baofu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-03-31
ISBN: 1780631286
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Information Architecture Book Excerpt:

The Future of Information Architecture examines issues surrounding why information is processed, stored and applied in the way that it has, since time immemorial. Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many scholars in human history, the recurrent debate on the explanation of the most basic categories of information (eg space, time causation, quality, quantity) has been misconstrued, to the effect that there exists some deeper categories and principles behind these categories of information - with enormous implications for our understanding of reality in general. To understand this, the book is organised in to four main parts: Part I begins with the vital question concerning the role of information within the context of the larger theoretical debate in the literature. Part II provides a critical examination of the nature of data taxonomy from the main perspectives of culture, society, nature and the mind. Part III constructively invesitgates the world of information network from the main perspectives of culture, society, nature and the mind. Part IV proposes six main theses in the authors synthetic theory of information architecture, namely, (a) the first thesis on the simpleness-complicatedness principle, (b) the second thesis on the exactness-vagueness principle (c) the third thesis on the slowness-quickness principle (d) the fourth thesis on the order-chaos principle, (e) the fifth thesis on the symmetry-asymmetry principle, and (f) the sixth thesis on the post-human stage.

Information Architecture

Information Architecture
Author: Wei Ding,Xia Lin,Michael Zarro
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2022-06-01
ISBN: 3031023080
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Architecture Book Excerpt:

Information Architecture is about organizing and simplifying information, designing and integrating information spaces/systems, and creating ways for people to find and interact with information content. Its goal is to help people understand and manage information and make the right decisions accordingly. This updated and revised edition of the book looks at integrated information spaces in the web context and beyond, with a focus on putting theories and principles into practice. In the ever-changing social, organizational, and technological contexts, information architects not only design individual information spaces (e.g., websites, software applications, and mobile devices), but also tackle strategic aggregation and integration of multiple information spaces across websites, channels, modalities, and platforms. Not only do they create predetermined navigation pathways, but they also provide tools and rules for people to organize information on their own and get connected with others. Information architects work with multi-disciplinary teams to determine the user experience strategy based on user needs and business goals, and make sure the strategy gets carried out by following the user-centered design (UCD) process via close collaboration with others. Drawing on the authors’ extensive experience as HCI researchers, User Experience Design practitioners, and Information Architecture instructors, this book provides a balanced view of the IA discipline by applying theories, design principles, and guidelines to IA and UX practices. It also covers advanced topics such as iterative design, UX decision support, and global and mobile IA considerations. Major revisions include moving away from a web-centric view toward multi-channel, multi-device experiences. Concepts such as responsive design, emerging design principles, and user-centered methods such as Agile, Lean UX, and Design Thinking are discussed and related to IA processes and practices.

The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture

The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture
Author: Mario Godinez,Eberhard Hechler,Klaus Koenig,Steve Lockwood,Martin Oberhofer,Michael Schroeck
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 0137054629
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture Book Excerpt:

Architecture for the Intelligent Enterprise: Powerful New Ways to Maximize the Real-time Value of Information Tomorrow’s winning “Intelligent Enterprises” will bring together far more diverse sources of data, analyze it in more powerful ways, and deliver immediate insight to decision-makers throughout the organization. Today, however, most companies fail to apply the information they already have, while struggling with the complexity and costs of their existing information environments. In this book, a team of IBM’s leading information management experts guide you on a journey that will take you from where you are today toward becoming an “Intelligent Enterprise.” Drawing on their extensive experience working with enterprise clients, the authors present a new, information-centric approach to architecture and powerful new models that will benefit any organization. Using these strategies and models, companies can systematically unlock the business value of information by delivering actionable, real-time information in context to enable better decision-making throughout the enterprise–from the “shop floor” to the “top floor.” Coverage Includes Highlighting the importance of Dynamic Warehousing Defining your Enterprise Information Architecture from conceptual, logical, component, and operational views Using information architecture principles to integrate and rationalize your IT investments, from Cloud Computing to Information Service Lifecycle Management Applying enterprise Master Data Management (MDM) to bolster business functions, ranging from compliance and risk management to marketing and product management Implementing more effective business intelligence and business performance optimization, governance, and security systems and processes Understanding “Information as a Service” and “Info 2.0,” the information delivery side of Web 2.0

Information Architecture

Information Architecture
Author: Alan Gilchrist,Barry Mahon
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1856044874
Category: Information organization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Architecture Book Excerpt:

The advent of the computer has facilitated an exponential growth in the tools and techniques for manipulating information. Much of the development has been ad-hoc, driven by general management practises of gaining productivity and efficiency through the greater use of computers. Little attention has been paid to the broader issues of coherence and co-ordination of the information increasingly used to drive modern organizations. This book addresses these broader issues. It starts from the perception that information systems and sources need to be designed within a framework, an architecture, which requires a detailed understanding of the roles of the information and the tools to manipulate it, within the organization. The different elements of the architecture are described and analysed and the necessity to undertake detailed and continuous research into developments in computer hardware, software and in information management is emphasised. In addition, the roles of the various parties, general management, computing personnel and information professionals as joint owners of the information architecture are analysed. Chapters include: overview of information architecture; hardware, networks and software; the need to plan IT environments; working with IT personnel; the software environment; knowledge representation: taxonomies; classification; thesauri; interoperability: the semantic web; role of Markup; ontologies; the user interface; designing for users. Readership: The primary audience is senior and middle managers in the information profession: this will include all professionals in the corporate information sector, including knowledge managers. The book will also be of great interest to all students of information and knowledge management and also on business and IT-related courses.

Advances in Information Architecture

Advances in Information Architecture
Author: Andrea Resmini,Sarah A. Rice,Bernadette Irizarry
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 3030632059
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Information Architecture Book Excerpt:

This volume reveals the history of Information Architecture (IA), reflects on the relationship between practice and research within the discipline, and presents educators with the latest models, frameworks and theories that have emerged from the Information Architecture Academics and Practitioners Roundtable between 2014 and 2019. The most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Information Architecture so far, this collection is a valuable tool for teachers, researchers, and practitioners interested in recent advances in information architecture in areas such as pervasive computing and embodiment, artificial intelligence, design practice, diversity and ethics in design, and critique. The information landscape has grown more complex, porous and connected–the information challenges of smart phones, sensors and IoT demand focused attention from organizations that often embrace a ‘move fast and break things’ ethos. This book not only explores the shift from Classical IA to Contemporary IA–it asks, are today’s creators prepared to solve the challenges ahead? Have industry-led disciplines abdicated their responsibility to the people who inhabit current information environments? Will this discipline persist? Advances in Information Architecture examines the maturity of the field, revisits the discipline’s efforts to transform itself in 2013 with the publication of "Reframing Information Architecture", and considers the opportunities that remain to bridge the academic and practitioner communities.

Pervasive Information Architecture

Pervasive Information Architecture
Author: Andrea Resmini,Luca Rosati
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-03-23
ISBN: 9780123820952
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pervasive Information Architecture Book Excerpt:

Pervasive Information Architecture explains the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of pervasive information architecture (IA) through detailed examples and real-world stories. It offers insights about trade-offs that can be made and techniques for even the most unique design challenges. The book will help readers master agile information structures while meeting their unique needs on such devices as smart phones, GPS systems, and tablets. The book provides examples showing how to: model and shape information to adapt itself to users’ needs, goals, and seeking strategies; reduce disorientation and increase legibility and way-finding in digital and physical spaces; and alleviate the frustration associated with choosing from an ever-growing set of information, services, and goods. It also describes relevant connections between pieces of information, services and goods to help users achieve their goals. This book will be of value to practitioners, researchers, academics, andstudents in user experience design, usability, information architecture, interaction design, HCI, web interaction/interface designer, mobile application design/development, and information design. Architects and industrial designers moving into the digital realm will also find this book helpful. Master agile information structures while meeting the unique user needs on such devices as smart phones, GPS systems, and tablets Find out the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of pervasive information architecture (IA) through detailed examples and real-world stories Learn about trade-offs that can be made and techniques for even the most unique design challenges

Information Architecture

Information Architecture
Author: Gerhard Schmitt
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9783764360924
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Architecture Book Excerpt:

With increasing intensity, CAAD (Computer Aided Architectural Design) is determining the daily work of today's architectural offices. Computers allow complex designs to be visualized and altered with great speed and accuracy; three-dimensional models can be created with simulation and animation possibilities, and links to the World Wide Web provide access to a flow of information. The author develops his thesis that these aspects do not just enable the creative process to be optimized in a quantitative sense but also qualitatively. Alongside the spatial and time dimensions, the new electronic possibilities provide a fifth dimension in architecture.

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
Author: Peter Morville,Louis Rosenfeld
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2006-11-27
ISBN: 9780596553807
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web Book Excerpt:

The post-Ajaxian Web 2.0 world of wikis, folksonomies, and mashups makes well-planned information architecture even more essential. How do you present large volumes of information to people who need to find what they're looking for quickly? This classic primer shows information architects, designers, and web site developers how to build large-scale and maintainable web sites that are appealing and easy to navigate. The new edition is thoroughly updated to address emerging technologies -- with recent examples, new scenarios, and information on best practices -- while maintaining its focus on fundamentals. With topics that range from aesthetics to mechanics, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web explains how to create interfaces that users can understand right away. Inside, you'll find: An overview of information architecture for both newcomers and experienced practitioners The fundamental components of an architecture, illustrating the interconnected nature of these systems. Updated, with updates for tagging, folksonomies, social classification, and guided navigation Tools, techniques, and methods that take you from research to strategy and design to implementation. This edition discusses blueprints, wireframes and the role of diagrams in the design phase A series of short essays that provide practical tips and philosophical advice for those who work on information architecture The business context of practicing and promoting information architecture, including recent lessons on how to handle enterprise architecture Case studies on the evolution of two large and very different information architectures, illustrating best practices along the way How do you document the rich interfaces of web applications? How do you design for multiple platforms and mobile devices? With emphasis on goals and approaches over tactics or technologies, this enormously popular book gives you knowledge about information architecture with a framework that allows you to learn new approaches -- and unlearn outmoded ones.

Enterprise Integration and Information Architecture

Enterprise Integration and Information Architecture
Author: Li Da Xu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN: 1439850259
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enterprise Integration and Information Architecture Book Excerpt:

Enterprise solutions have emerged as promising tools for integrating and extending business processes across business functions. Supplying a clear and comprehensive introduction to the field, this book provides a detailed description of enterprise information integration-from the development of enterprise systems to extended enterprise information

Handbook of Research on Information Architecture and Management in Modern Organizations

Handbook of Research on Information Architecture and Management in Modern Organizations
Author: Jamil, George Leal
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2015-08-17
ISBN: 1466686383
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Information Architecture and Management in Modern Organizations Book Excerpt:

Information is considered both an essential element of organizational design and an asset to be processed and managed. Further research on and application of topics relating to the architecture, management, and use of information is imperative to organizational success. The Handbook of Research on Information Architecture and Management in Modern Organizations focuses on information as an essential element of organizational design and emphasizes the strategic role of knowledge transfer and management in organizations across industries. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach to information architecture and management, this publication draws on research essential to diverse organizations and is designed for use by business professionals, researchers, academicians, and upper-level students. This comprehensive reference work features key research and concepts on topics related to information functionality, information modeling, information overload, information retrieval, innovation management, organizational architecture, informed governance, and relevant applications across industries.

Reframing Information Architecture

Reframing Information Architecture
Author: Andrea Resmini
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN: 3319064924
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reframing Information Architecture Book Excerpt:

Information architecture has changed dramatically since the mid-1990s and earlier conceptions of the world and the internet being different and separate have given way to a much more complex scenario in the present day. In the post-digital world that we now inhabit the digital and the physical blend easily and our activities and usage of information takes place through multiple contexts and via multiple devices and unstable, emergent choreographies. Information architecture now is steadily growing into a channel- or medium-specific multi-disciplinary framework, with contributions coming from architecture, urban planning, design and systems thinking, cognitive science, new media, anthropology. All these have been heavily reshaping the practice: conversations about labelling, websites, and hierarchies are replaced by conversations about sense-making, place-making, design, architecture, cross media, complexity, embodied cognition and their application to the architecture of information spaces as places we live in in an increasingly large part of our lives. Via narratives, frameworks, references, approaches and case-studies this book explores these changes and offers a way to reconceptualize the shifting role and nature of information architecture where information permeates digital and physical space, users are producers and products are increasingly becoming complex cross-channel or multi-channel services.

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
Author: Louis Rosenfeld,Peter Morville
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780596000356
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web Book Excerpt:

Discusses Web site hierarchy, usability, navigation systems, content labeling, configuring search systems, and managing the information architecture development process.

Information Architecture

Information Architecture
Author: Louis Rosenfeld,Peter Morville,Jorge Arango
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2015-09-09
ISBN: 1491913541
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Architecture Book Excerpt:

Information architecture (IA) is far more challenging—and necessary—than ever. With the glut of information available today, anything your organization wants to share should be easy to find, navigate, and understand. But the experience you provide has to be familiar and coherent across multiple interaction channels, from the Web to smartphones, smartwatches, and beyond. To guide you through this broad ecosystem, this popular guide—now in its fourth edition—provides essential concepts, methods, and techniques for digital design that have withstood the test of time. UX designers, product managers, developers, and anyone involved in digital design will learn how to create semantic structures that will help people engage with your message. This book includes: An overview of IA and the problems it solves for creating effective digital products and services A deep dive into IA components, including organization, labeling, navigation, search, and metadata Processes and methods that take you from research to strategy, design, and IA implementation

Adaptive Enterprise Architecture As Information Architecting Intelligent Enterprises

Adaptive Enterprise Architecture As Information  Architecting Intelligent Enterprises
Author: Asif Qumar Gill
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2022-07-15
ISBN: 9811260222
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptive Enterprise Architecture As Information Architecting Intelligent Enterprises Book Excerpt:

This compendium discusses the adaptive enterprise architecture (AEA) as information to support decisions and actions for desired efficiency and innovation (outcomes and impacts). This comprehensive information-driven approach uses data, analytics, and intelligence (AI/ML) for architecting intelligent enterprises.The unique reference text includes practical artefacts and vivid examples based on both practice and research. It benefits chief information officers, chief data officers, chief enterprise architects, enterprise architects, business architects, information architects, data architects, and anyone who has an interest in adaptive and digital enterprise architecture.

Practical Information Architecture

Practical Information Architecture
Author: Eric L. Reiss
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780201725902
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Information Architecture Book Excerpt:

The book is divided into three main sections: Initial Considerations, which deals with the basic business objectives that must be determined before the actual structure is created; Mechanics, which explains how to organize the information on paper and create the first draft structure; Fine-tuning, which covers those issues related to the completion/finalization of the project from a structural point of view.

A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture

A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture
Author: Saha, Pallab
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2013-09-30
ISBN: 1466645199
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture Book Excerpt:

Organizational complexity is an unavoidable aspect of all businesses, even larger ones, which can hinder their ability to react to sudden or disruptive change. However, with the implementation of enterprise architecture (EA), businesses are able to provide their leaders with the resources needed to address any arising challenges. A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture highlights the current advances in utilizing enterprise architecture for managing organizational complexity. By demonstrating the value and usefulness of EA, this book serves as a reference for business leaders, managers, engineers, enterprise architects, and many others interested in new research and approaches to business complexity.

Information Architecture

Information Architecture
Author: Gerhard Schmitt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 93
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780817660925
Category: Architectural design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture

The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture
Author: Leon Kappelman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2011-06-03
ISBN: 1439857121
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture Book Excerpt:

Enterprise architecture is leading IT’s way to the executive boardroom, as CIOs are now taking their place at the management table. Organizations investing their time, money, and talent in enterprise architecture (EA) have realized significant process improvement and competitive advantage. However, as these organizations discovered, it is one thing to acquire a game-changing technology but quite another to discover ways to use it well. A project of the Society for Information Management’s Enterprise Architecture Working Group and edited by Leon A. Kappelman, The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture provides insights from leading authorities on EA, including John Zachman, Larry DeBoever, George Paras, Jeanne Ross, and Randy Hite. The book supplies a solid understanding of key concepts for effectively leveraging EA to redesign business processes, integrate services, and become an Information Age enterprise. Beginning with a look at current theory and frameworks, the book discusses the practical application of enterprise architecture and includes a wealth of best practices, resources, and references. It contains the SIM survey of IT organizations’ EA activities, which provides important metrics for evaluating progress and success. Successful businesses exploit synergy among business functions and push the boundaries of process design. IT’s cross-functional position uniquely qualifies it to lead process innovation. EA lets CIOs integrate technology with business vision and is the roadmap for implementing new systems, changing behavior, and driving value. This book explores the vision, foundation, and enabling technology required to successfully transform organizations with enterprise architecture.

Lightweight Enterprise Architectures

Lightweight Enterprise Architectures
Author: Fenix Theuerkorn
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2004-06-25
ISBN: 020350531X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lightweight Enterprise Architectures Book Excerpt:

The author developed Lightweight Enterprise Architecture (LEA) to enable a quick alignment of technology to business strategy. LEA's simple and effective framework makes it useful to a wide audience of users throughout an enterprise, coordinating resources for business requirements and facilitating optimal adoption of technology. Lightweight Enterprise Architectures provides a methodology and philosophy that organizations can easily adopt, resulting in immediate value-add without the pitfalls of traditional architectural styles. This systematic approach uses the right balance of tools and techniques to help an enterprise successfully develop its architecture. The first section of the text focuses on how enterprises deploy architecture and how architecture is an evolving discipline. The second section introduces LEA, detailing a structure that supports architecture and benefits all stakeholders. The book concludes by explaining the approach needed to put the framework into practice, analyzing deployment issues and how the architecture is involved throughout the lifecycle of technology projects and systems. This innovative resource tool provides you with a simpler, easily executable architecture, the ability to embrace a complex environment, and a framework to measure and control technology at the enterprise level.

Enterprise Architecture A to Z

Enterprise Architecture A to Z
Author: Daniel Minoli
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2008-06-19
ISBN: 9781420013702
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enterprise Architecture A to Z Book Excerpt:

Driven by the need and desire to reduce costs, organizations are faced with a set of decisions that require analytical scrutiny. Enterprise Architecture A to Z: Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology examines cost-saving trends in architecture planning, administration, and management. To establish a framework for discussion, this book begins by evaluating the role of Enterprise Architecture Planning and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) modeling. It provides an extensive review of the most widely deployed architecture framework models. In particular, the book discusses The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and the Zachman Architectural Framework (ZAF) in detail, as well as formal architecture standards and all four layers of these models: the business architecture, the information architecture, the solution architecture, and the technology architecture. The first part of the text focuses on the upper layers of the architecture framework, while the second part focuses on the technology architecture. In this second section, the author presents an assessment of storage technologies and networking and addresses regulatory and security issues. Additional coverage includes high-speed communication mechanisms such as Ethernet, WAN and Internet communication technologies, broadband communications, and chargeback models. Daniel Minoli has written a number of columns and books on the high-tech industry and has many years of technical hands-on and managerial experience at top financial companies and telecom/networking providers. He brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to these pages. By reviewing the strategies in this book, CIOs, CTOs, and senior managers are empowered by a set of progressive approaches to designing state-of-the-art IT data centers.