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New Practice Model section added to DSIA Portal

Franklin Park, NJ (March 31, 2011) - A new section has been added to the DSIA Portal of Information Architecture. This section covers what DSIA Research Initiative is calling Practice Modeling. Practice modeling is being explored to help define the attributes of a sustainable environment for cultivating an information architecture discipline within an organization.

For instance, if you were asked about the approach you take to achieve viable results as a professional, what would you say? Can you explain how you measure your own proficiency, or even that of your peers? And what measures have you taken to harness tacit knowledge. These are just some of the questions that practice modeling can help knowledge workers answer in any competitive and evolving field.

The DSIA's research is still in its infancy, but the current findings are promising. Highlights of this work are being made available to the public as it emerges.

If you're interested in the latest research, I encourage you to visit the practice model research section of the DSIA Portal of Information Architecture. The links below will help you get started.

Learn more about Practice Model Research
New thinking, overviews and diagrams that will keep you informed of insights in practice model research

Read "Crawling Before We Walk"
The call for the IA field to return to fundamentals by grounding our work with a practice mindset

About DSIA Research Initiative

DSIA Research Initiative is a private think tank dedicated to advancing a formalized discipline of information architecture based on IA theory, research and practice. DSIA Research Initiative makes a large part of its knowledge available through the DSIA Portal of IA as a way to improve awareness of information architecture. The Initiative is also committed to facilitating a collaborative bridge between the professional field of information architecture and academic institutions as a way to offer students a solid perspective of information architecture and its relationship to user experience design.

About Methodbrain
Methodbrain is a private practice that specializes in information architecture research and strategy. Methodbrain established and currently curates the DSIA Research Initiative as a way to foster a formal dialogue around information architecture.


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