DSIA™ Subject Matter Investigations of the DSIA Research Initiative
Information Overload Research in this area attempts to expose signatures, behavior and attributes of information load for any given context.
Domain Maturity and Assessment Models
Inquiry in this area explores the creation and assessment of information architecture strategies and tactics and to establish foundations for reliable information architecture diagnostics.
Information Architecture and User Experience Design
Information architecture doesn't happen in a bubble. It generally happens under the umbrella practice of user experience design. Inquiry in this subject seeks to define the scope of information architecture, in practice, as it relates to other disciplines that contribute to the user experience design lifecycle.
Baseline Proficiencies for IA Practitioners The interesting thing about becoming an effective IA practitioner is that it requires experience in UX design practice. Thoughts in this area explore the requisite UX design skills of an aspiring information architect.
Organization Role Segmentation
The premise of research in this area claims that the basic information architecture of efficient business organizations can be understood and that such insight can be used to help IA organizations operate more effectively as a business function.
Information Architecture Theory - Coming Soon
The aim of theoretical inquiry is to stimulate research and expose fundamental rules that ground the work performed in the practice of information architecture.
As founder of the DSIA Research Initiative, my goal is to demonstrate nothing less than a focused discussion around the interests that help define the discipline, theory and research of information architecture.
For starters, the practice of information architecture is more than tactical solutions like the creation of navigation, information organization and relationship schemes. It has strategic, managerial and research interests that are especially crucial for interacting with large domains of information that are common to mid-size and enterprise business.
This page serves as a portal to a growing list of topics I am pursuing.
DSIA Research is open to volunteers and contributors.
The Basics of Information Architecture
Having a conceptual foundation for your practice of information architecture is priceless. This section explores six primary areas of interest of any IA practice and provides links to historical references and other related articles that contemplate the scope of information architecture practice.
Nurturing professional growth within IA and UX design organizations becomes paramount as organizations and information domains mature over time. The work product of inquiry in this area provides introductory perspectives for establishing a practice model that cultivates professional discipline and innovation within IA and UX design organizations.