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March 29th, 2007
Board games teach information architecture basics
Information architecture sounds hi-tech, and many times it is. However, when Savannah College of Art and Design industrial design professor Jon Kolko assigned his class to develop a way for various ages to understand things like supply chain management, data encryption and nanotechnology, the students resorted to a classic form of entertainment to interpret the complicated subject matter: board games.
Information architects are often the ones called in at the beginning of a corporate design problem. For instance, when the business, manufacturing and marketing departments all say different things, information architects become mediators, making sense of all the information given by each group and then making recommendations for a solution.
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