Designing largescale web sites by peter morville and louis rosenfeld was written in 2006 but is often cited at the book to read for information architecture. Our reading this week is from two separate books so there are two posts for the reading this week. Information architecture for the world wide web, 3rd. I believe this book is an informational one, especially for middle to old elementary school students. It has roots in numerous fields and methodologies that ux. The polar bear system with a full cover of the main lines in 1. Information architecture for the world wide web, 2nd edition is a treasure trove of ideas and practical advice for anyone involved in building or maintaining a large, complex web site or intranet. Peter serves on the faculty at the university of michigans school of information and on the advisory board of. Lovingly referred to as the polar bear book, this is the exhaustive reference guide to information architecture. Designers, information architects, and web site managers are required to juggle vast.
Information architecture for the world wide web louis. When my pack did the bear necessities adventure last year, we saw a. Frizzle and her class are off to the arctic to discover the different animals that live there, and other fascinating facts about this polar area. The combination of organisation, labelling, search, and navigation systems within websites and intranets. Who do we hope to reach with this fourth edition of the polar bear book. The polar bear book is a classic work for information architecture. With the glut of information available today, anything your organization wants to share should be easy to find, navigate, and understand. In this spirited talk about the design of paths and goals, peter morville builds upon his famous polar bear book to reframe vision, strategy, process, findability, systems thinking, and the information architecture of time. Dissertation on zoo exhibit design in singapore zoo written by michael graetz for a master of architecture degree from national university of singapore. I simply failed to anticipate its emotional impact. Due to its popularity in the ia community, the book is known primarily in reference to that animal as the polar bear book. Sweet little story about a panda bear and a polar bear. Peter has served on the faculty at the university of michigans school of information and on the advisory board of.
His bestselling books include information architecture for the world wide web also known famously as the polar bear book and intertwingled. Complete beginners guide to information architecture ux booth. The authors have expanded the methodology chapters to include a more. Known as the famous polar bear book because of the polar bear on the cover, or the ia bible. Information architecture for the world wide web book, 2007. With emphasis on goals and approaches over tactics or technologies, this enormously popular book gives you knowledge about information architecture with a framework that allows you to learn new. Information architecture ia is a cohesive blueprint used to express detailed functionalities and information within structures and systems. What do you hear see more ideas about polar bear, what do you hear and polar animals. Polar bear minibook this a fold and learn craftivity to teach some facts about polar bears.
Peter is best known as a founding father of information architecture, having coauthored the fields bestselling book, information architecture for the world wide web. Id been so busy, id had no time to reflect, but as i held the colorful update to this classic text in my hands, i was taken back to the early days of the web, when i began practicing what became known as information architecture. Information architecture for the world wide web, 3rd edition o. With topics that range from aesthetics to mechanics, information architecture for the.
Selection from information architecture, 4th edition book. Peter morville 2019 technical communication summit. His bestselling books include information architecture the polar bear book, ambient findability, search patterns, and intertwingled. This classic primer shows information architects, designers, and web site. The cover of the book, like other oreilly publications, features a drawing of an animal. Peter has served on the faculty at the university of michigans school of information and on the advisory board of the information architecture institute. On the internet, information architecture means how a websites content is organized and presented to. This book will give your students information about the polar bears arctic habitat. Three polar bear facts patterns english, spanish and blank for student writing to.
The polar bear rivals the kodiak bear as the largest fourfooted carnivore on earth and can live up to 25 years. Information architecture, 4th edition oreilly media. It is so ubiquitous in ux departments and agencies that many people know it only as the polar bear book, nicknamed for the polar bear on the cover. Often referred to as the polar bear book because of the polar bear on the cover, or the ia bible. Here, you will learn from one of the worlds leading polar bear experts, ian stirling, how the polar bear evolved and adapted. Ive updated my 2015 summary of reasons not to worry about polar bears, which is now more than two years old. Information architecture for the world wide web, 3rd edition. This edition discusses blueprints, wireframes and the role of. Tools, techniques, and methods that take you from research to strategy and design to implementation.
The book also gives information about how polar bears live and their means of survival and protection of cubs. Now on its fourth edition, information architecture for the world wide web is one of the foremost books on information architecture. A classic way to sum up information architecture is an image that appeared in the polar bear book information architecture for the world wide web by louis rosenfeld and peter morville. Processes and methods that take you from research to strategy, design, and ia implementation table of contents. The structural design of shared information environments. Although the polar bears coat appears white, each individual hair is actually a clear hollow tube that channels the suns energy directly to the bears skin. I read a library copy of this book in 2006, and then went through my own copy of the 3rd edition again in 2007. Information architecture was well defined in the polar bear book or information architecture for the world wide web. Ia originated as a content management methodology in the technical writing field. Polar bear pair work to extract and exchange information about polar bears from two different texts and record on a scaffolded answer grid.
Information architecture ia is far more challengingand necessarythan ever. Feb 19, 2019 activities to go along with the book polar bear, polar bear. Popular polar bears books meet your next favorite book. In this new version, you will find links to supporting information, including published papers and fully referenced blog. The fourth edition of the polar bear book hit me like a brick. Activities including library systems, content management systems, web development, user interactions, database. The wrapup of the polar bear book is comprised of two case studies of two very different information architecture strategies msweb. Polar bear night hardcover by lauren thompson goodreads author shelved 14 times as polar. His work has been covered by business week, the economist. To purchase books, visit amazon or your favorite retailer. The polar bear scientists by peter lourie goodreads. If youd rather use this with a guided reading group, it is a level 2 reader.
Polar bear book because of the polar bear on the cover, or the ia bible. I never before thought about what an intranet of that size would mean for an information. As i recall, tim oreilly didnt like the term information architecture but still greenlighted our book about the pain with no name. The polar bear scientist contains an abundant amount of information pertaining to how researchers study the polar bears and the environments the polar bears live in. Just in time for polar bears internationals selfproclaimed fall polar bear week 511 november 2017, heres a new resource for cooling the polar bear spin. Every once in a while a book comes along that combines both art and research so completely, so intuitively, that it becomes a classic, offering the reader not only a wealth of information, but an escape into the life of the subject covered. Information architecture done, covers the conceptual tools, techniques, and methods. Bear handbook pdf and wolf links do not work english. Peter serves on the faculty at the university of michigans school of information and on the advisory board of the information architecture institute. With that said, information architecture for the web and beyond, or polar bear book. Many ia professionals reference this book and its authors as authorities on defining and describing information architecture.
Set of rules that determine what, and how and where, information will be collected, stored, processed, transmitted, presented, and used. See the complete lars, the little polar bear series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Peter morville is one of the founders of information architecture. The architecture of understanding peter morville youtube. Book recommendations, author interviews, editors picks, and more. It is a very indepth book into ia and how it applies to the web.1519 338 563 757 1401 970 1313 1410 637 1404 915 224 1406 414 1141 697 1338 1481 597 1565 1138 426 935 1207 708 707 326 599 536 1029 1012 894 1392 575