ia/recon 6/6

I have often been asked the secret of my success as an information architect. Here, I will reveal for the first time that secret. I have hunches.

Jesse gives us the final installment of his 6-part essay and finishes some of the thoughts that he has brought up over the past 5 postings:


Information architecture is a discipline that can be practiced by people in a wide variety of roles. Architectures can be designed to achieve a wide variety of goals, not just information retrieval. The single most important factor in the success of an architecture is the skill of its creator. This skill is applied through a combination of experienced professional judgment, thoughtful consideration of research findings, and disciplined creativity. This skill can be developed and applied by specialists and non-specialists alike.