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My IA Summit Closing Keynote.
Information Architecture Summit Closing Plenary
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Thanks Karen. It's helpful to hear reactions from folks who don't consider themselves IA people. Cheers!
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Inspiration Architecture: The Future of Libraries
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Don't forget the polar bears!
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IA Stories: share stories, win prizes, and celebrate World IA Day!
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New Blog Post: Angels Landing
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My slides for World Information Architecture Day 2013.
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Architects of Learning is my first (and last) article of 2012.
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We explored (via Twitter) the significance of FHC to learning (by weaving examples and results) at length some time ago. Education became a 'machine' and lost the human elements. A focus on the elements of FHC, as educators brings those elements back. We are, of course, spiritual beings first. We need to focus on honoring our spiritual identities, wherein we learn more deeply (rather than rote).
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: there has never been a better time to be an information architect. Demand for classic IA remains strong, while cross-channel and ubiquitous beg for attention. It's tremendously exciting but also overwhelming. That's why Jeff and I created Understanding IA.
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I've been an information architect since 1994. This means I've put in my 10,000 hours several times over, and earlier this year, as I pondered my future, it invited some soul searching around the following questions...
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I'm still digesting your essay, but I was reminded, during your discussion of your elevator speech and the concept of mapping, of the book Two Kinds of Power by Patrick Wilson. Originally published in 1978, Wilson who was then talking about library science, argued that if we agree with the concept of knowledge as power, then bibliographic control (aka organization, information architecture etc.) is "power over power". If you haven't read his book, I highly recommend picking up a copy. He also wrote two other excellent books Public Knowledge, Private Ignorance and Cognitive Authority.
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Peter Morville is widely recognized as a founding father of information architecture. He co-authored the best-selling book, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, and has consulted with such organizations as the American Psychological Association, Harvard, IBM, the Library of Congress, Microsoft, the National Cancer Institute, Vodafone, and Yahoo!. Peter is president of Semantic Studios, a leading information architecture and user experience consultancy. He is a co-founder and past president of the Information Architecture Institute and has served on several advisory boards and as a faculty member at the University of Michigan. His work has been featured in many publications including Business Week, The Economist, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal. Peter's latest book, Ambient Findability, was published in 2005. He recently completed working on Search Patterns, a new book about the future of search and discovery. He blogs at findability.org.
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