Tripped over this review of Information Architecture for the Web and this passage reverberated with me
“It is odd that Rosenfeld and Morville seize the title of architect, because the central claim of the architect’s profession is the very breadth of concern that Information Architecture lacks. Architects have always competed with craftsmen, construction firms, and engineers; what architects offer is an original and coherent vision that inspires and entire Web site or building. Beyond the supervisory power of the job title, Rosenfeld and Morville aren’t very interested in architecture. ”
At the risk of opening up an old can of worms, I have to say that this small passage suggests to me that a slightly broader definition is truer than “Information architecture involves the design of organization and navigation systems to help people find and manage information more successfully.”
What does it take to truly be an architect of information?