What an information architect could learn from Plato

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February 24, 2012

What an information architect could learn from Plato

About how Plato's cave describes the core elements of object orientation, information architecture and the mental modeling of things.

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Wouter Walgraeve

February 24, 2012
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  1. WHAT AN IA COULD LEARN BARCAMP HASSELT #BCHASSELT - OCTOBER

    22, 2011 WOUTER WALGRAEVE - NASCOM FROM PLATO
  2. HI! I AM WOUTER WALGRAEVE AND I WORK AT NASCOM

  3. PLATO INFORMATION ARCHITECT

  4. ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE PLATO’S THEORY OF FORMS

  5. PLATO INFORMATION ARCHITECT NEO INFORMATION ARCHITECT

  6. WHAT DO YOU SEE?

  7. WHAT DO YOU SEE?

  8. ALL OBJECTS WE RECOGNIZE AS “CHAIRS”

  9. A CHAIR THE CHAIR

  10. A THING THE OBJECT

  11. AN INSTANCE AN OBJECT EVERYTHING WE SEE IS   OF

     
  12. MATERIAL STRUCTURE VIEW OBJECT PERCEPTION OF AN   IS LAYERED

    IN  
  13. DATA LOGICS INTERFACE OBJECT TRANSLATED INTO IT LINGO…  

  14. OBJECT ORIENTATION MULTI-TIER THINKING THAT’S THE CORE OF   AND

     
  15. VALUES LOGICS INTERFACE OBJECT CONCEPT  

  16. ATTRIBUTES BUSINESS METHODS INTERFACE METHODS INSTANCE:CLASS UML (KINDA) STYLE  

  17. OBJECT » APPLICATION WITH OBJECTS, WE MODEL APPLICATIONS.  

  18. DATA BUSINESS LOGICS USER INTERFACE APPLICATION 3-TIER THINKING  

  19. OBJECT » APPLICATION » SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE APPLICATIONS LIVE IN

    SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURES  
  20. DATABASE API WEBAPPS SOA 3-TIER THINKING  

  21. DATABASE API WEBAPP SOA HTML, CSS, JS JS JSON, XML

    REST, SOAP PHP, ROR SQL TABLES, RECORDS… RELATIONSHIPS DATA, VALUES 3-TIER THINKING   3-TIER THINKING   3-TIER THINKING  
  22. MATERIAL STRUCTURE VIEW OBJECT ALL OUR IT BEST PRACTICE DESIGN

    PATTERNS ARE BASED ON PLATO’S OBJECT MODEL THINKING  
  23. OBJECT ORIENTATION IN INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE

  24. THESE ARE ALL BLOCKS. ARE THEY ORDERED BY SHAPE, COLOR

    OR HEIGHT?  
  25. BLOCK THIS IS OUR OBJECT.  

  26. BLOCK COLOR SHAPE HEIGHT WITH ITS TAXONS.  

  27. RED GREEN BLUE YELLOW ROUND SQUARE TRIANGLE RECTANGLE 1 3

    5 2 4 BLOCK COLOR SHAPE HEIGHT AND ITS TAXON TERMS.  
  28. OBJECT TAXONOMY YOU CAN DEFINE AN   USING  

  29. RED GREEN BLUE YELLOW ROUND SQUARE TRIANGLE RECTANGLE 1 3

    5 2 4 BLOCK COLOR SHAPE HEIGHT YOU CAN FILTER A SET OF OBJECTS BY NAMING A TAXON TERM.  
  30. “SHOW ME ALL THE BLUE, ROUND BLOCKS OF HEIGHT 2”

     
  31. RED GREEN BLUE YELLOW ROUND SQUARE TRIANGLE RECTANGLE 1 3

    5 2 4 BLOCK COLOR SHAPE HEIGHT WHEN YOU COMBINE THEM, YOU CREATE A FACET OF OBJECTS.
  32. CAN YOU IDENTIFY OTHER TAXONS?  

  33. MATERIAL WOOD TYPE PAINTED RED GREEN BLUE YELLOW ROUND SQUARE

    TRIANGLE RECTANGLE 1 3 5 2 4 BLOCK COLOR SHAPE HEIGHT A TAXONOMY CAN ALWAYS BE EXPANDED WITH OTHER TAXONS, ADDING MORE DETAILS & IDENTIFYING ELEMENTS TO THE OBJECT.  
  34. INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE DEFINING HOW YOU LOOK AT OBJECTS SO,  

    IS   AND THAT’S WHAT I LEARNED FROM…  
  35. PLATO INFORMATION ARCHITECT

  36. API  vs  prototypes  &  applica2es   LIKED IT?

  37. TWITTER ME: @WOUTERWALGRAEVE LINKEDIN: …/WOUTERWALGRAEVE

  38. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/ELVIS1967 HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/GALESSA HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/MADDCOVV WHUFFIES TO

  39. NASCOM INFO@NASCOM.BE @NASCOM ON TWITTER