ia/recon 5/6: Tomorrow's Architect

[E]mphasizing specialization may hinder the progress of the discipline.

Part five of JJG's reconnaissance of the field continues with some thoughts and observations about the need to create a body of knowledge of IA work for specialists and non-specialists alike.

    In order for the discipline to progress, we must open the dialogue to include these non-specialists, to allow them to contribute to the development of our body of knowledge. But this, in turn, requires us to acknowledge that the discipline and the role are separate, and that the discipline can be practiced by those in a wide variety of roles.