RE: Information Architect

Subject: RE: Information Architect
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 14:14:44 -0500

The previous definition that was posted read: "Information architects
seem to do equal parts technical writer, business analyst, and GUI (Web)
developer." The latter two skills aren't required for Hackos'

This is starting to remind me of the "technical communicator" definition
-- or rather, the blind men and the elephant.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Vickery
> Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 12:51 PM
> To: Jim Barrow; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Information Architect
> An Information Architect is necessary (at least, that's
> what JoAnn Hackos says) for a company implementing a
> structured scheme like DITA. The information architect
> is generally separate from the actual writers, and
> performs more planning tasks: How to divvy up existing
> info into topics, what deliverables should be made
> from single-sourced content, CMS scheme, etc.
> I think a tech writer could move into such a role with
> ease. Heck, I do it for my company now, and it's not
> on my business card.

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RE: Information Architect: From: Chris Vickery

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