By Brian Wilson
In the fantastic book, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media, 2007), Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld highlighted a great quote from Winston Churchill: “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” This is profoundly true for SharePoint 2010 information architecture and your business.
The term “information architecture” has reached “buzzword” status in the SharePoint world. Unfortunately, the term has come to mean different things to different people, based on their roles, project experience, and skill sets. This contributes to a lack of clarity for the activities required to diligently define your SharePoint 2010 information architecture.
So, what then is “information architecture”? Let's go back to the non-SharePoint and “pure” definition. The Information Architecture Institute defines information architecture as follows:
For more information, see http://iainstitute.org/documents/learn/What_is_IA.pdf.
What is “SharePoint information architecture”? SharePoint ...