Title Index



A - Z of Thesauri.
A listing of thesauri available on the web.

About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design. Alan Cooper. (1995)
A book for anyone who wants to understand why so much software is so poorly designed and who wants to do something about the problem.

About Information Architecture. Mark Hurst. (April 3, 2000)
This document explains the difference between information architecture and customer experience.

The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence. Ray Kurzweil. (2000)
This book is focused on predictions about how and when computers will become smarter than humans. Much of the content of the book lays the groundwork to justify the author's timeline, providing an engaging primer on the philosophical and technological ideas behind the study of consciousness.

The Alertbox: Current Issues in Web Usability. Jakob Nielsen.
The author's bi-weekly column on web usability.

All the Right Words: Finding What You Want As a Function of Richness of Indexing Vocabulary. Louis M. Gomez, Carol C. Lochbaum, and Thomas K. Landauer. From: Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS). 41:8, 547-59 (1990)
The implications of index-word selection strategies for user success in interactive searching were investigated. Searcher success is markedly improved by greatly increasing the number of names per object.

The Amazing Internet Challenge: How Leading Projects Use Library Skills to Organize the Web. Amy Tracy Wells, Susan Calcari, and Travis Koplow. (1999)
The authors selected eight U.S. and four British projects for organizing information on the web as representative ways of successfully taming the often-chaotic web. For each site, similar information is furnished, including those responsible for the site, the site's mission statement, funding sources, classification system, selection criteria, and more.

The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine. Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page. From: Proceedings of the Seventh International World Wide Web Conference. (April 14-18, 1998)
This paper presents Google, a prototype of a large-scale search engine which makes heavy use of the structure present in hypertext. Google is designed to crawl and index the web efficiently and produce much more satisfying search results than existing systems.

Annual SIGCHI Conference: Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI). (1985-)
The annual CHI conference is the leading international forum for the exchange of ideas and information about human-computer interaction (HCI). This is the longest running conference on this topic.

Application (Re)Engineering: Building Web-Based Applications and Dealing With Legacies. Amjad Umar. (1997)
A guide to successfully integrating client/server, object-orientation, and the Internet in new enterprise applications. Using case studies and short tutorials, the author shows how to establish data architectures, application architectures, and frameworks that enable successful web-based software development; how to use middleware to engineer new applications, or re-engineer existing ones; and how to cope with legacy systems.

Architecture for Use: Ethnography and Information Architecture. Marc Rettig. From: Proceedings of the ASIS Summit 2000: Defining Information Architecture. (April 8-9, 2000)
This paper was the result of the presentation the author made at the ASIS Summit 2000 conference. The author discusses the ethnographic methods he's used to drive many different kinds of design work over the last few years.

Argus Center for Information Architecture (ACIA).
The ACIA serves as a focal point for the theory and practice of information architecture, with its web site featuring industry events, book reviews, white papers, and interviews with leaders in the discipline.

The Art of Information Architecture. Aaron West.
This article discusses the steps involved in planning and architecting a web site.

ASIS Summit: [Information Architecture]. American Society for Information Science (ASIS). (2000-)
A conference for information professionals, specifically those interested in information architecture. The first one ("Defining Information Architecture" in 2000) was a super-energized meeting, which fostered a discussion of the role of information architecture within the web design community and provided the impetus for SIG-IA.

Automatic Indexing of Documents. Valery I. Frants. A chapter in: Automated Information Retrieval: Theory and Methods. Valery I. Frants, Jacob Shapiro, and Vladimir G. Voiskunskii. (1997)
This chapter is devoted to the consideration of various approaches to developing automatic document indexing algorithms. It does not consider empirical (manual) methods or recommendations to indexers.