Information Architecture: Theory, Science and Practice (Chandos Information Professional Series)

Information Architecture: Theory, Science and Practice (Chandos Information Professional Series)

By: Nathaniel Davis (author)Paperback

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Information Architecture provides a comprehensive look at the fundamental rules and axioms required to help transform a 21st century profession into a credible field of inquiry and science. The book presents the first contemporary theory of information architecture and is a comprehensive introduction to how one would pursue advising on information architecture within the context of professional practice. This book takes on the field's most difficult philosophical questions to form a baseline perspective of information and communication. Emerging from several years of research, the insights presented here stand as the official record and genesis of a new domain of information science that explores the fundamental theory, science and practice of information architecture. The first chapter features an introduction, followed by chapters on concepts and the study of information behaviour in the context of communication. Remaining chapters focus on practicing information architecture, theory and strategy. The final two chapters explore the future potential of information architecture and applied theory through a conclusion.

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About Author

Nathaniel Davis is a twenty-year veteran of information architecture, web strategy and design. He advises on IA and UX strategy through his private consultancy, Methodbrain, and is founder of the DSIA Research Initiative where he curates the DSIA Portal of Information Architecture - a public knowledge base of articles and resources based on his research in information architecture. Nathaniel is the information architecture columnist for Uxmatters and a contributing guest writer for the Bulletin of The Association for Information Science and Technology. In addition to consulting and curating the DSIA Research Initiative, Nathaniel Davis serves as director of information architecture for a Fortune 100 company.


Three paradigms of information management; Understanding information; Understanding communication; Information architecture; Concepts of communication efficiency; Information overload; From theory to the real world; Foundations for practice; Practicing information architecture; Foundations for IA strategy; The IA dream team; Information architecture in a world of experience; Beyond the web.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781843347781
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781843347781
  • ISBN10: 1843347784

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