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Links of Information Architecture Goodness. Posted on 10/24/2001.

Let's begin with Matt Jones's presentation on "RuleSpace: Information Architecture in a Grand Context". It's a remarkably ambitious talk, beginning by defining information architecture and what information architects do, and then proceeding to draw parallels between the physical and information worlds, inspired by the Eames film Powers of 10. He ends with a provocative thesis around the "RuleSpace", an attempt to situate various web user experiences along a continuum, to help understand the context in which we're designing.

I love the presentation. Lots of pictures, very provocative, quite thinky thinky. I've been having similarly Grand Thoughts on information architecture, though not on the vector of scale, but instead on the vectors of process and interrelated activities (more akin to Lou and Jess' diagram). It's great to see folks getting excited thinking about this stuff.

I'm hoping to get some time to metabolize the research of Christopher Lueg, who has written a number of intriguing papers on knowledge management, context-aware artifacts, socially situated intelligence, etc. More time please.

And finally, One To Watch is Christy Adessa's research journal. She's in the Ph.D. program at SILS at UNC Chapel Hill, and has interests that will be familiar to readers of peterme. She also has a post titled "PETER SAYS IT BEST", a statement which will always get a link from me.

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