About the Journal
The Journal of Information Architecture is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its aim is to facilitate the systematic development of the scientific body of knowledge in the field of information architecture.
The long term goal of the journal is to serve as a forum for new research and sharing of good ideas and case studies that are useful to the field's researchers, practitioners, students, and all other interested parties.
Some of the issues and concerns the journal wants to address have been expressed in the article “IA Growing Roots”, written by A. Resmini, D. Madsen, and K. Byström, and published in February 2009 on the ASIS&T Bulletin.
The REG-iA (Research and Education Group in Information Architecture) is an IAI international volunteer initiative started by Andrea Resmini in January 2008 and currently comprising academics from Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Poland, and Norway.
REG-iA recognizes that although IA is a well-established profession and a thriving community of practice, it is not yet a fully recognized academic discipline.
REG-iA believes that help and perspective in building the discipline are the responsibility of the people currently researching, teaching, and practicing IA. As such, REG-iA's main purpose is to provide the basis to establish IA as a full-fledged academic discipline and bridge the two camps of professional practice and academia for the common good, as they are both equally needed for the field to grow and mature.
The Journal of Information Architecture is a strategic key element of this overall vision.
About the IAI
The Information Architecture Institute is a 501(c)6 professional organization, operated by a dedicated, multi-national group of people. Volunteering our own resources, we aspire to build bridges to related disciplines and organizations. We invite you to join us in advancing the state of information architecture through research, education, advocacy and community service.
We live in exciting times. As the information age rolls forward, our businesses, markets and societies are being transformed into adaptive, connected networks. The Internet of today only hints at the ubiquitous communication infrastructure of tomorrow. The construction of this brave new world requires a new kind of architecture, focused on digital structures of information and software rather than physical structures of bricks and mortar. As we spend more time working and playing in these shared information spaces, people will need and demand better search, navigation and collaboration systems.
We are working hard to build an international membership that connects people with diverse languages, cultures and perspectives. So far, we have over 1400 members from 80 countries. Our Board of Directors and Board of Advisors are comprised of individuals from six continents. Our Translations Initiative and Local Group Program serves to promote and extend our services to all corners of the world.