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Nov 03, 2006: What would you ask?

The first "WWYD?" (What would you do?) seems to have been a success. To refresh you, I took a crack at a gnarly IA question, and then opened it up to answers from Bloug readers. 14 very smart comments later, I think the original questioner got the answer, or at least the guidance, that he needed.

So I guess we're ready for WWYD#2. Got a burning question about information architecture? Post it here, or email it to me (lou louisrosenfeld.com). If you email me, be sure to let me know if I can use your name and company, or if you'd prefer to remain anonymous. I'll then pick a question and take a crack at it next week.

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Comment: Rod (Nov 13, 2006)

Hi Lou,

Here's my question:

Do you see an eventual convergence between Information Architecture and "MDA" (Model Driven Architecture) in regards to practices?

I ask this because I've been a Business Analyst, IA, Developer, etc. on a variety of projects and I can see the value-add of an IA (like myself) knowing data modeling, object modeling, etc.

These skill sets have served me well in having a clearer picture of how the information is being organized, stored, processed, etc.

Just wanted to get your thoughts on this.



Comment: Iain (Nov 15, 2006)

Hi Lou,

I was wondering what the future was for emergent architecture and if there are any successful examples out there at the moment that we can look to for guidance.



Comment: Mills Davis (Nov 19, 2006)


What are you thinking about semantic technologies for information architecture and user experience?


Comment: Dipankar (Nov 21, 2006)

In terms of information architecture of blogs, for example, my site at http://kuzzuk.net/index.php what could I have done to improve it? Aren't all blogs quite similar in terms of IA?

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