Re: What happened to information architecture and design

Subject: Re: What happened to information architecture and design
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:49:28 -0700

People think less about theories after they have spawned tools and
procedures, especially when only portions of a theory turn out to be
useful in practice.

A lot of Horn's theories are embodied in the design of mainstream
technical documentation authoring tools, even for those of us who
don't use DITA: modular writing of topics, organization of topics
using map-like structures, differentiating between procedural,
conceptual, and reference topics, integrated graphics, etc.

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 1:19 PM, Janoff, Steven
<Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
>... Nor does the money answer explain why the ideas have not continued to be discussed and at least bandied about within the community. It's not like everyone is saying, "Well, I'll never be able to do anything like that -- we don't have the budget -- so I give up even thinking about it."
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