Objective 1.1: Design information architecture
As human beings, we encounter metadata in our daily lives. We describe items by their physical appearance, their location, or their purpose. We meet other people and learn their names, their titles, and what their roles are within an organization.
As information workers, we seek to capture metadata and make it reusable. Sometimes we simply write a single piece of metadata (such as a phone number) down on a piece of paper; more often we associate other metadata, such as the location, name, and role of the person whose phone number we wrote down.
Sometimes the information captured is of benefit to only a single individual, but this is usually not the case; more often, we see information being shared between ...