Lookup NU author(s): Dr Martyn Dade-Robertson
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The discipline of Information Architecture, which borrows many of its methods and metaphors from traditional architectural practice, has so far remained largely outside architectural discourse. This paper examines the profession and practice of ‘Information Architecture’ through the lens of methods and theories relating to the built environment and concludes that, although the metaphors of architecture used, for example, in the design of GUIs have been largely unsuccessful, topological theories of architecture may offer the potential to better understand the deep structure of information as it is navigating using networked structures which are common to web based technologies.
Author(s): Dade-Robertson M
Publication type: Article
Journal: Environment and Planning B: Planning & Design
Print publication date: 04/10/2010
ISSN (print): 0265-8135
ISSN (electronic): 1472-3417
Publisher: Pion Ltd.
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