Coming to terms again
July 11, 2001
I'm heading off Thursday to the fourth annual Advance for Design conference, which this is year is trying to narrow down just what it is we do. My own thoughts, in essay within Perspectives, is that we should dump "information architect" as the broad term for our field in favor of "user experience" and then specify the various sub-fields (such as IA, user interface, usability, etc.), just as other professions, such as graphic design, do.

By the way, if you haven't checked out Perspectives, there's also essays on why licensing IAs (or UXs)—to be like other "true professionals"—is a certifiable idea and the problems arising from a failure to communicate among information architects and visual designers. ::

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