Imx Fix in my experience
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February 15, 2002 4:39 AM

In jjg's latest ia/recon installment he says...

If our discipline continues to develop along its current course, we will have developed an entire body of knowledge about information architecture that amounts to little more than a set of tips and tricks for beating the test. Meanwhile, the real creative problems inherent in our work will remain as poorly understood as they are today.

...and I have to believe that there is a lot of practical value in that result. You see, there has been some discussion in the past about 'practical IA' vs 'fundamental IA.' Garret asserts that "It's a lot easier to defend science than it is to defend opinion, even when that opinion is informed by experience and professional judgment." I expect the best IA's will be those that can offer evidence of 'beating the test' with the confidence of experience to back it up.