Re: Information Architecture seems quite similar to Technical Writing

Subject: Re: Information Architecture seems quite similar to Technical Writing
From: Michael McCallister <workingwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Robin Whitmore <rwhitmore -at- weebly -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:14:54 -0600

As it happens, "World Information Architecture Day" is next Saturday, Feb.
20. There are activities happening all over the planet, perhaps even where
you are: http://2016.worldiaday.org/locations

Our STC chapter is slightly involved in publicizing the local event, a
conference organized by the UW-Milwaukee library school. I'm looking
forward to it.

Mike McCallister


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On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 1:13 PM, Robin Whitmore <rwhitmore -at- weebly -dot- com>
wrote:

> Join the club - I do it all too! And loving it!
>
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 11:11 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> > As Iâm a lone writer here, I do the whole thing.
> >
> >
> >
> > I suppose that makes me Senior Technical Writer, Tech Pubs Manager, and
> > Information Architect, all rolled into one geeky person.
> >
> >
> >
> > ~Craig
> >
> >
> >
> > *From:* Robin Whitmore [mailto:rwhitmore -at- weebly -dot- com]
> > *Sent:* Friday, February 12, 2016 2:09 PM
> > *To:* Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
> > *Cc:* TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com) <
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> > *Subject:* Re: Information Architecture seems quite similar to Technical
> > Writing
> >
> >
> >
> > In my experience, Information Architecture is part of Tech Writing if you
> > are responsible for how your content is organized and delivered. In
> larger
> > companies, there are often Information Architecture specialists that work
> > with the writing teams to help create templates for deliverables, and who
> > help determine what content goes into which type of deliverable, and they
> > also help determine the delivery method. In smaller companies, those
> tasks
> > may be done by the tech pubs manager.
> >
> >
> >
> > So I just think it's a higher level of breaking down the complex. Instead
> > of breaking down the complex for a single product or even feature, it's
> > breaking down the complex across all deliverables to make the customer
> > journey smoother.
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 7:39 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > I was reading a review, located here (
> >
> http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2016/02/information-architecture-in-review-part-1.php
> )
> > of a new book on information architecture.
> >
> > The reviewer talks about "breaking down information complexity."
> >
> > One of the definitions I have read of technical writing is "simplifying
> > the complex."
> >
> > Those two definitions seem the same to me.
> >
> > Is technical writing a branch of information architecture, or is
> > information architecture a branch of technical writing?
> >
> > Cordially,
> > Craig Cardimon | Senior Technical Writer
> > Marketing Systems Group
> >
> >
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