Information Architecture Institute

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The Information Architecture Institute (IA Institute or IAI) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to advancing and promoting information architecture. The organization, originally known as The Asilomar Institute for Information Architecture, was incorporated in November 2002,[1] and is a 501(c)(6) organization.[2] Since then, the IA Institute has grown to become one of the world's largest professional groups for web specialists, with over 1200 members in 60 countries.[3]

The institute broadly defines "information architecture" as:

  • The structural design of shared information environments.
  • The art and science of organizing and labeling web sites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability and findability.
  • An emerging community of practice focused on bringing principles of design and architecture to the digital landscape.

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