Guiding your Information Architecture efforts: 4 important aspects

When speaking of Information Architecture, you hear a lot of different opinions. Some think it’s the structure of the information the organisation has, others think it’s the application architecture that is supporting the Information Management efforts, and others see it as the structure of information when presenting it for use.

All of the above is true. Information Architecture is about enabling the use of Information in the organisation as an asset, supporting it’s lifecycle from capture over exploitation to archival.

Gartner defines it as follows:

Information Architecture is an aspect of enterprise architecture that enables an information strategy or business solution through the definition of the company’s business information assets, their sources, structure, classification and associations that will prescribe the required application architecture and technical capabilities.

LoQutus organised a co-creation event where 4 important aspects were discussed:

  • Information Strategy & Goverance
  • Information Architecture Modelling
  • Information Architecture Building Blocks
  • Information Lifecycle

For a more complete overview of these aspects, please request our Information Architecture slidedoc (it's free, for now at least).