Information Architecture

Information Architecture:


Designing Abstract Spaces

Seminar for Cambridge University Moving Image Studio

Alan F. Blackwell

Cambridge University Computer Laboratory


Seminar Outline


How can we do architecture in abstract space? What are the building materials? Who lives there? What are the design constraints? How do people experience it? What are the qualities of information architecture?

What is Information?

Measuring Information

Living in Information Space

Blueprints of Information Space

The Space of Diagrams

Classics of Information Design

Abstract Maps

Hypertext Architecture

Some Design Critique


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