November 14, 2011
Poster: UX Design Practice Verticals
This chart highlights the major practice verticals that contribute to the scope of user experience design. Information architects and UX designers will find this chart valuable on many levels.
Poster: Baseline Proficiencies for IA Practitioners
This poster charts the basic skills for freshman, junior and senior tactical IA practitioners against a common set of UX design practice verticals.
DSIA Glossary for Information Architecture
Two new definitions have been released to the DSIA public glossary of IA terms.
- First Order
Breaking New Ground!
The T-Model and Strategies for Hiring IA Practitioners - Part 2
By Nathaniel Davis
In the second part to his well received series, Nathaniel Davis provides actionable guidance for practitioners and hiring managers about the skills that can be expected at key periods during a tactical IA professional's career. It is now possible to articulate what the basic proficiencies of a freshman, junior or senior information architect should be.
In addition, Nathaniel Davis breaks new ground by providing new support for Peter Boersma's T-Model assertion of discipline overlap by proposing exactly where the practice of UX design elegantly intersects across disciplines.
The assumptions presented in this article are sure to have major implications for the future practice of information architecture and UX design. Whatever your responsibility, this article has something for you.