The Poetics of Information Architecture
Design Interact is currently running an essay by Michael Graber talking about the poetics of Information Architecture.
He touches on the interesting relationship between IA and science:
"For sites to reach their full potential, information architects must become the work and create form from chaos. In order to reach this fertile state of creativity, courageous IAs must give up their pseudo-scientific delusions and make a visionary leap inside the project. "
I believe this further supports the notion raised at the Summit, that IA is a craft - not explicity an art and not explicitly a science but the blend of both. The creativity of the IA lies in integrating and transcending that blend.
At the summit, John Zapolski's presentation Zen and the Art of Deliverables took this idea further and taught us how our work can be enlightened. He showed us how the relationship between the art of thinking and the act of problem solving is reflected back into our work and is important to our success as designers and thinkers.
Very smart stuff.Posted by erin at 10:16 AM | in Information Architecture