Are All Connected: Architecture, Site Planning, Information Architecture, and
Saturday, 10:30 - 11:15
We Are All Connected: Architecture, Site Planning, Information Architecture,
Fu-Tien Chiou, Information Architect, Genex
people are the key element in the making of a place - a space with a distinct
character and spirit. Similarly, the existence/presence of people is key to the
making of a virtual place. Like the civic plazas and marketplaces of the physical
environment, people need places in the virtual environment to gather and interact.
This presentation will begin with a brief overview of the history of architecture,
site planning, and information design. The connections between traditional architecture,
site planning and information architecture practices will be explored in the areas
* Building/site types,
* Design methodologies.
Various examples will be presented
to demonstrate how information architecture relates to traditional architecture
and site planning. Relevancy of research, both in traditional architecture and
planning, and in information architecture, will be discussed.
the importance of connecting various information sources, from physical to virtual,
in order to facilitate a complete user experience will be addresses. Real life
examples will be used to demonstrate how print magazine and web content compliment
each other, as well as how web sites, kiosks, and B2B extranet are converged to
drive home the business goals and to improve the user experience.
will leave with an understanding of the well-defined, tried-and-tested practice
of traditional architectural design and site planning, and how it can be applied
to information architecture.
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