Chapter Fourteen. Information Architecture

If a system is to succeed, it must satisfy a useful purpose at an affordable cost for an acceptable period of time. Architecting therefore begins with, and is responsible for maintaining, the integrity of the system’s utility or purpose.

Mark W. Maier and Eberhardt Rechtin1

1. Mark W. Maier and Eberhardt Rechtin, The Art of Systems Architecting (CRC Press, 2000), p. 10.

Information architecture is a subset of enterprise architecture, and it is the discipline that turns data into information by adding context (semantics and metadata); addressing the structural design of shared information environments; and modeling integrated views of data at conceptual, logical, and physical levels. Information architecture ...

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