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DSIA Portal Updates
January 18, 2012

Boersma is Official!

DSIA Research Initiative recognizes Peter Boersma's contribution of a T-model for UX design as an official assertion. DSIA Research Initiative defines an assertion as a loosely supported concept that claims theoretical or practical relevance to the field of information architecture.

Boersma's claim—that UX design is a metapractice that originates from the overlapping areas of multiple disciplines—was recently validated by Nathaniel Davis in a diagram called DSIA UX Design Practice Verticals. While the practice verticals themselves are slightly different than Boersma's original diagram, Davis demonstrates how the fundamental claim of discipline overlap can be charted.

Now, practitioners and educators can better understand the relationship between each vertical and set clearer expectations around IA and UX design skills. Expect more ideas for applying UX design practice verticals in the future!

- Learn more about the Boersma assertion and DSIA UX Design Practice Verticals

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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