Presented at World Information Architecture Day 2016 in Zürich - for more information see http://2016.wiadswitzerland.org
This talk is about information and it's notorious twin, data - about what it means to make data open, and how that plays together with current directions in IA. We will highlight opportunities arising from such a collaboration and highlight it through examples from the open data movement in Switzerland and around the world.
What is the intersection between information architecture and open data concepts and initiatives? Interconnecting and distributing, making accessible and re-using content and functionality is at the heart of both realms. Open data is about structures and accessibility, something that goes hand in hand with the work of Information Architecture. Likewise, open data publishers and users can make much of our ability to sensemake, our knowledge and services within their work.
Konstantin is lead information architect at iA inc. http://konstantinweiss.com
Oleg is an open data, open systems engineer at http://datalets.ch
Oleg Lavrovsky Konstantin Weiss
What happens when data is
connected to knowledge?
Apple IIe - CC BY 3.0, Bilby via Wikimedia Commons
Slow earned experience
rapidly authenticated truths
angelsensor.com © 2016 Seraphim Sense Ltd.
Where does our reliance
on “all the facts” take us?
© 2016 Guardian News and Media Limited
Are we swimming or drowning?
© 2016 hoaxmap.org
Accountability: it goes both ways.
“A piece of content or data is open if
anyone is free to use, reuse, and
redistribute it - subject only, at most,
to the requirement to attribute and
Open data now!
How do IA and open data play together?