Here's a nice 2011 piece from Andrea Resmini and Luca Rosati on the three strands of tradition underlying Information Architecture - information design, information systems, and information science. This helps to explain why "information architects" can be talking different at cross-purposes, ostensibly about the same thing, but speaking different languages. The authors chronicle the current shift towards pervasive IA, i.e. designing for information everywhere across mutliple, devices and contexts: ".. we live in a world where relationships with people, places, objects, and companies are shaped by semantics and not only by physical proximity.."
By Patrick Lambe
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