: ia/recon: The Discipline and the Role (part 1 of 6). Distinguishing between the discipline of IA and the role of the information architect. I come at this a bit differently. Since I have started teaching, I have been re-thinking the component jobs and roles involved in web projects, and although there is a solid, not-going-away box for IA in the little flowchart I work from, a lot of what Jesse discusses as the role that IAs often fill is just like what I call a “project manager”. As distinct from the producer or technical lead or what have you.
More on this subject to come. I think that most organizations get the organization of web projects grossly wrong.