Our Manifesto of Pervasive Information Architecture synthesizing the main ideas underlying the book is now available also in other languages than English. French, by Jean-Michel Salaun; Italian, by Luca Rosati and Andrea Resmini; Russian, by Elizaveta Oreshkina and Larisa Simonova.
Every product or service is today part of an ecosystem: as a consequence our user experiences span more and more several channels and devices. In such a perspective information architecture and UX design have to embrace the idea of flow and narrative.
Ever wondered why you can watch a movie and actually follow up without getting lost? After all, you just got lost for the 100th time in that parking lot. Ever wondered how you can make any single piece of your strategy, online and offline, contribute to making your users and customers feel at home?
«A Brief History of Information Architecture», part of Chapter 3 of Pervasive Information Architecture, has just been republished in an edited version by the Journal of Information Architecture. The text tries to draw a few lines in the history of information architecture and describes the ongoing shift from structuring a single item (page or website) to structuring the ecosystem.
“A city processes information rather than merely moving it around” (Coward & Salingaros). This is an overview of the talk we will give at the upcoming EUROIA 2011, Europe’s Seventh Information Architecture Summit in Prague, September 22-24.
There is a certain confusion around these concepts: they are often used as synonyms but they are different. And understanding these is crucial for cross-channel user experience design and pervasive information architecture. Here’s some definitions.