IA, as “design for understanding,” is needed in many places in our digitalized society. However, IA is recognized as required as a specification of a created artifact.
However, when IA is viewed not only as a deliverable but also as a process to be considered, the process in which teams collaborate toward the deliverable to be created can find its value.
In this session, using the concept of boundary objects proposed by Star et al., we will introduce the concept of using IA as a means of collaboration, not just as a deliverable, and discuss its potential.
About the speakers
He founded and heads the Tokyo-based design firm, Concent, in 2002 and has been a professor at the Institute of Innovation at Musashino Art University since 2019. As an information architect, he explores design for understanding and democratization of design, with a focus on social innovation. Recently, he has been investigating the potential for “understanding through design”. In the book “Advances in Information Architecture,” he authored “Information Architecture Do(道),” which discusses Japanese culture and information architecture.