Information Architecture Institute

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The Information Architecture Institute (IA Institute or IAI) was 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 was a 501(c)(6) organization. It grew to become one of the world's largest professional groups for web specialists, with over 1200 members in 60 countries,[2] but was dissolved in September 2019.[3]

The institute broadly defined "information architecture[4]" 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.

Publications[edit]

The Journal of Information Architecture is an independent initiative of REG-iA, the Research & Education Group in IA. It published papers from 2009 through 2013 and was sponsored by the Information Architecture Institute and by Copenhagen Business School.

Conferences[edit]

The IA Institute has produced and supported 20 iterations of the IA Conference (IAC) since 2000.[5] The next conference will be held in New Orleans April 14-18th 2020 and will include "a mix of workshops, talks and surprises."[6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://iainstitute.org/news/000179.php
  2. ^ http://www.wilshireconferences.com/semtech2010/IAI_061110.pdf
  3. ^ http://iainstitute.org/en/about/index.php
  4. ^ Resmini, Andrea and Luca Rosati (2011). Pervasive Information Architecture: Designing Cross-Channel User Experiences. Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann. p. 32.
  5. ^ [1] About the IA Conference, accessed Nov 2019.
  6. ^ [2] Theme of the 2020 IA Conference