Third-Generation Information Architecture

art003 - third generation - first pageOriginally published in Communications of the ACM, this article, written by Roger and Elaine Evernden, describes the three generations of architecture, explains why we need to be aware of the 3 generations, and argues that we need to adequately understand information needs before we rush into technology solutions.

“Information architecture has changed dramatically over the past 20 years, becoming a sophisticated, multidimensional tool for managing information as a corporate resource distinct from technology architectures and frameworks no longer the exclusive province of the MIS department. Contemporary organizations need an information architecture and complementary technology working together to deliver commercial supremacy through communication and use of information – productively and profitably.”

Originally published in March 2003/Vol. 46, No. 3 COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM

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