A.4. Formal Education
As discussed in Chapter 13, academia is still struggling with where to fit and how to teach information architecture, not to mention the many other emergent fields under the collective umbrella of
A.4.1. IA Institute Education
In 2003, the IA Institute published a very detailed and well-organized list of institutions worldwide that offer courses and full degree programs dedicated to information architecture.
A.4.2. Educators Survey
In 2006, an
A.4.3. IxDA Education Resources
IxDA has begun a list of education resources for interaction designers.
A.4.4. Human Factors International
Human Factors International has published a list of graduate humancomputer interaction programs.
A.4.5. IAwiki Degree in IA Page
The most up-to-date collection of resources on the topic; includes listings of programs and discussion of syllabi.
A.4.6. U.S. News and World Report
U.S. News and World Report publishes the "Complete Guide to Library and Information Studies Programs."
A.4.7. HCI Bibliography
This HCI Education Survey Report lists 76 HCI programs.
A.4.8. University of Texas on Information Architecture
A.5. Conferences and Events
Quite a few conferences have been held since we last published this book. While a few of the bigger ones are listed below, you can find out about many more conferences and events by keeping up with discussion lists and the event calendars listed below.
A.5.1. Information Architecture Summit (ASIS&T)
The longest-running and most specific conference dedicated to information architecturethe ASIS&T-sponsored Information Architecture Summithas been held in North America each spring since 2000. The Summit is organized by volunteers and typically attracts 300400 attendees. ASIS&T also organizes the European IA Summit. Visit the ASIS&T web site (http://www.asis.org) for information on the
DUX (Conference on Designing for User eXperience)
A.5.3. Additional Conferences
The IAI is organizing or sponsoring IA conferences and meetings around the world, including IA Retreats, the IDEA Conference, and more. Keep up by viewing the IAI's events calendar (http://iainstitute.org/calendar). Many more conferences and events can be found through the events calendars listed below.