Meet the New Information Architects

Paula Thornton talks from the new IA side of the fence. The distinctions between the ‘old’ and ‘new’ Information Architects became a point of focus in recent community discussions. It appears that the ‘new kids on the block’ are confused by job search results they’re getting using the term “information architect”. The ‘old’ definitions are showing up and they don’t know what to make of them. They never realized there was a history and a whole ‘nuther world of practitioners with similar yet different concerns. I promised them that, having experienced both worlds, I would attempt to bring this issue to bear: To make more people aware of the likenesses and differences. I also promised that we’d make an attempt to interact more often in each other’s universes.