Published on March 20, 2009
A fundamental disruption Moving information architecture into the hands of individual consumers IA Summit 2009 • Memphis
Digital cameras were a disruptive technology Photo from Flickr, by lnx.
Disruptive technologies underperform at first… High-end market demands Performance Low-end market demands You are here! Time Based upon The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
…but they eventually catch up. You are High-end market here! demands Performance Low-end market demands Time Based upon The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
Semantic technology is now catching up… Semantic Technology • Encodes meanings. • Auto-recognition of topics and concepts… • Enables machines as well as people to understand, share and reason…
…and is poised to disrupt IA. Semantic Technology Information Architecture • Encodes meanings. • The art of expressing a model or concept of information… • Auto-recognition of topics and concepts… • The art and science of organizing and labeling… • Enables machines as well as people to understand, share and • The structural design of shared reason… information environments. Definitions from:
The fundamental disruption: Rather than producers organizing information in advance, consumers will organize it on demand.
“Beware, the end is near!” <Yawn /> Artist’s rendition from NASA
The pace of semantic innovation is accelerating Web 2.0 semi-structured data specialized semantic technologies Semantic Web structured data cooperation
Metaweb: Freebase http://www.freebase.com
Zepheira: Remix http://remix.zepheira.com/
Simile: Exhibit http://www.simile-widgets.org/exhibit
Thomson Reuters: Calais: Semantic Proxy http://semanticproxy.opencalais.com
Vivisimo: Clusty http://clusty.com
Primal Fusion: Thought networking http://www.primalfusion.com
So what might this mean for IA?
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