University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
The architectural metaphor has played an important role in many aspects of IS/ICT since the1970s. One key influence in this has been Zachmanâ€™s ISA, first introduced in 1987. This isnow a pivotal aspect of the domain, but it has developed in a lop-sided fashion with thestructural features of the architectural trope effacing the cognitive ones. This paper focusesattention back on the neglected aspects of the architectural metaphor, arguing that a morecomprehensive and accomplished conception of the role of the information architect and thenature of information architecture are critical for current IS/ICT practices.
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