Re: INTRO: Sumair Mahmood - Wanna-Be Information Architect (Training Suggestions?)
Welcome to the group. I do a lot of information architecture where I work. Here are two other organizations you might be interested in: Information Architecture Institute and IxDA Interaction Design Association. I'm finding that information architecture is more and more being folded under the interaction design or user experience design umbrella.
Glenview State Bank
--- In TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com, Sumair Mahmood <Sumair.Mahmood@...> wrote:
> I am an Infrastructure Architect at an investment banking company, and I'm
> trying to
> transition within EA to the Information Architecture team. Fortunately for
> me, my
> management has been very supportive; unfortunately, however, we don't have
> of a curriculum surrounding Information Architecture in-house.
> Because I am more familiar with servers, operating systems, networking, and
> availability technologies, somebody at Forrester Research recommended I join
> list to balance myself out. From the email threads I see, I think I might
> just learn
> something about data concepts by participating in this forum, and I look
> forward to
> learning from all of you!
> Here's a question for all the Information Architects out there: I'm
> curious... do you
> think that a competency in data modeling, business modeling, UML, and data
> technologies be helpful capabilities for me to develop? If so, how would
> you prioritize
> these for me? Regardless of your ability to answer that question, I'd
> appreciate any
> succinct and to-the-point online resources (essential articles, webinars,
> tutorials) and
> hard copy books you might recommend! As an infrastructure person, I simply
> feel I'm
> lacking the basic IA skills, and I'm not sure how to develop them.
> Thanks for your time!
> Sumair Mahmood