“The Spatial Turn” is a term used to describe an intellectual movement that emphasises place and space in social science and the humanities. It is closely linked with quantitative and geo-spatial analyses of history, literature, cartography, and the communication arts. In this talk, the presenters take turns mapping the evolution of thinking in the community of IA practice along the lines of this Spatial Turn in adjacent fields, and advocate for a substantive revision to the standard Ontology / Taxonomy / Choreography model for explaining information architecture in light of what our colleagues already know and benefit from knowing.
About the speakers
Dan Klyn teaches information architecture at the University of Michigan School of Information, is co-founder of World Information Architecture Day, past President of the Information Architecture Institute, and is a founding member of the faculty and scientific board of advisers at the Building Beauty post-graduate architecture program in Sorrento, Italy. In 2008 he co-founded The Understanding Group (TUG) and has worked as an IA consultant for 23 years.
An architect, teacher, and researcher, Andrea Resmini is the author of Pervasive Information Architecture and Reframing Information Architecture, and a two-times past president of the Information Architecture Institute. He co-founded the Journal of Information Architecture, Architecta, the Italian Society for Information Architecture, the Academic / Practitioner Roundtable, and World IA Day.
Andrea is a compulsive reader of WWII submarine warfare trivia, Tolkien drafts, and Jack the Ripper case studies. He is also one of the regular hosts of Acoustic Jam Night!