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Information Architecture is concerned with the effective and efficient structural design of online information systems, encompassing content classification and categorization, and usability design.

We are particularly interested in common cataloguing standards for the organisation and dissemination of information, the structural design of shared online information environments, and associated usability considerations.

Recent studies include the evolution of Resource Description Access (RDA) and the implications for international cataloguing standards, developing entities in Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data (FRSAD), and developing a taxonomic structure for emergent digital services. Current research students are investigating topics such as the application of 3D virtual environments and associated architectural criteria to children’s digital library design, and multimodal interaction and museum learning.

Contact: Alan Poulter