Dynamic information architecture—external and internal contexts for reframing
Professional disciplines evolve in response to a changing environment outside and inside of the discipline, in order to remain relevant and provide value to the communities they serve. This paper contributes to the conversation within the information architecture community by reflecting on some of these forces and what they may imply for the discipline as it grows. An array of external drivers for change are introduced, including the expectations of the user, evolution in data and technology, and challenges in society that could benefit from information architecture engagement. Internal drivers for change are then outlined, including the relationship between information architecture and user experience, engaging the wider stakeholder community, the practice within development methodologies, and information architecture skills. The goal is simply to introduce these forces into the discussion for consideration as part of reframing information architecture.
Degler, D. (2014)., Dynamic information architecture—external and internal contexts for reframing, in A. Resmini (ed.), Reframing information architecture, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 31-46.
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