Simon and Tomas? Who the hell are they and what do they have to do with cross-channel, multi-channel, pervasive information architecture and cross-media? Is that a guitar-and-mandolin duo, by any chance? If it is, I'm out of here.
At the end of March I'll be presenting my workshop on Pervasive Information Architecture at the 12th ASIS&T IA Summit in Denver, Colorado. It's going to be a great gig, and you can register for it online directly on the IAS11 website. If you want to know a little more, this post is for you. Read on.
As with many a good discussion, this got started by chance.
While I was cruising around with too many tabs open in my browser, one of them caught my attention. Stefano Bussolon (@sweetdreamerit), psychologist and information architect, was commenting on something Peter Morville (@morville) had just tweeted on structures and patterns. That seemed interesting.
I'll be hosting a pre-conference workshop at EuroIA 2010 on September 23: An Introduction to Information Architecture. If you think you might be interested in joining us for a few hours of IA and hands-on design, or you are just curious about how the workshop is going to roll, well, this is the right place to be: just read on.
When some two years ago we started working on what was to become the Journal of Information Architecture, I had already started charting what academia was thinking and writing on the subject of IA. It was not easy, as the one word which could basically explain how the field looked was fractured.