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The Role of the Information Architect: Conquering Cognitive Parochialism

Antony Bryant
Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Rik Maes
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Abstract
The architectural metaphor has played an important role in many aspects of IS/ICT since the 1970s. One key influence in this has been Zachman’s ISA, first introduced in 1987. This is now a pivotal aspect of the domain, but it has developed in a lop-sided fashion with the structural features of the architectural trope effacing the cognitive ones. This paper focuses attention back on the neglected aspects of the architectural metaphor, arguing that a more comprehensive and accomplished conception of the role of the information architect and the nature of information architecture are critical for current IS/ICT practices.

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Reference:Bryant, A., Maes, R. (2005). "The Role of the Information Architect: Conquering Cognitive Parochialism," University of Amsterdam, Netherlands . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 5(10). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/5-10
Keywords:information architecture; information architect; Zachman framework, ISA
Item Type:Article - Volume 5 Article 10 (2005)
Language:English
Email: Antony Bryant (a.bryant@leedsmet.ac.uk)
Rik Maes (maestro@uva.nl)
Related Link(s):http://primavera.feb.uva.nl/scripts/abstract.php?id=198

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