This summary is originally published on Feb 11, 2012 on http://lauracreekmore.com/futures-ia/
Morville speaks up for defining the damn thing — says it’s central to information architecture.
The kinds of information architecture
All exist today but they are unevenly distributed.
Morville has been working with the Library of Congress for 3 years — improving their web presence. [Good!! Their sites are horrible!! Whew!] He has given them lots of wireframes and recommendations, but says the most important work he’s done is educating them on the need for IA.
Morville shares a great quote from Jorge Arango:
Where architects use forms and spaces to design environments for inhabitation, information architects use nodes and links to create environments for understanding.
Making the argument that everything is intertwingled –we don’t have the vocabulary to talk about how intertwined our information, products, experiences, spaces and knowledge are.
Who gets it? Who makes intertwingled experiences?
Need to keep redefining what we do to stay flexible.
IAs need to go beyond wireframes — map the org chart, the systems, the workflow, the people and the process.
Going back to the first IA Summit, IA is about empathy for the user.