This list features content created by the staff of Argus Associates, a leading information architecture consulting firm with a world-class clientele that includes AT&T, Ernst & Young, IBM, LookSmart, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Square D, and the Weather Channel.


Synonyms & Taxonomies:
Thesaurus Design for Information Architects

San Francisco, California, February 2, 2001 (with ASIS&T)

Synonyms & Taxonomies:
Thesaurus Design for Information Architects

New York, New York, January 19, 2001

Information Architecture 2000
San Diego, Oct 26-27, 2000

Synonyms & Taxonomies:
Thesaurus Design for Information Architects

San Diego, Oct 25, 2000

White Papers

Extracting Value from Automated Classification Tools
By Kat Hagedorn, March 2001
Retail Ecologies, E-Commerce, and Information Architecture
By Dennis Schleicher and Jennifer Kush, February 2001
IA and Personalization
By Keith Instone, December 2000
Evaluating Information Architecture
By Steve Toub, November 2000
Information Architecture of the Shopping Cart
By Sarah Bidigare, May 2000
Information Architecture Glossary
By Kat Hagedorn, March 2000

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web's best-selling Internet book of 1998, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web is the definitive book on the topic. Co-authored by Argus principals Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Morville, published by O'Reilly & Associates.

The Internet Searcher's Handbook
This book teaches you how to find what you're looking for on the Web both practically and philosophically. Written by Peter Morville, Louis Rosenfeld, and Joseph Janes, and published by Neal-Schuman Publishers. The 2nd edition is edited by GraceAnne deCandido.


The Strange Connections column, written by Peter Morville, is a regular feature of the Argus Center for Information Architecture. It explores the evolving definition of information architecture.

Lou Rosenfeld is a regular contributor to CIO WebBusiness, where he writes A Closer Look: Critical Reviews of Corporate Websites. Each month, he takes on a commercial web site that isn't up to par and lets you learn through his suggestions for improvement.

Lou Rosenfeld is also a regular contributor to the "Deconstructing..." feature in Penton's Internet World magazine, in which design experts critique some of the world's best-known sites.

The "Web Architect" column in Songline Studio's Web Review magazine, written by the staff of Argus Associates, offers a humorous, irreverent, and practical exploration of information architecture topics. A semi-monthly feature that ran from 1995 to 1999.

Articles and Book Chapters

Rosenfeld, L. "Seven Pitfalls to Avoid in Information Architecture." Internet World, December 2000.

Rosenfeld, L. "Information Architecture: Critical for Intranet Environments." Intranet Professional, November/December 2000.

Hamilton, Joan (Editor); Morville, P. "Revving up Business Week, May 2000.

Rosenfeld, L. "A Closer Look: Critical Reviews of Corporate Websites - Going Global in a Centralized Way." CIO WebBusiness Magazine, March 2000.

Rosenfeld, L. "A Closer Look: Critical Reviews of Corporate Websites - Take My Home Page... Please!." CIO WebBusiness Magazine, February 2000.

Hamilton, Joan (Editor); Morville, P. " A New Recipe for" Business Week, December 1999.

Morville, P. "Worst Web Faux Pas: Three Site-Structure Sins and How to Avoid Them." Macworld, February 1999.

Toub, S. "How to Design a Table of Contents." Web Techniques, February 1999.

Hagedorn, K. and Morville, P. "Bottom-up Information Architecture: Leveraging Metadata." In Content Management. New York: Special Libraries Association, 1998.

Bailey, S., Parker, J., and Schmiedicke, M. "Youth, the Internet and Library Policy." In Connecting Young Adults and Libraries, edited by P. Jones. New York: Neal-Schuman, February 1998.

Toub, S. "Adding Value to Internet Collections." Library Hi Tech, December 1997.

Morville, P. "Information Architecture." Mainspring, September 1997.

Toub, S. and Rosenfeld, L. "Navigating Through Stars: An Information Architecture Critique of" The Web Developer's Virtual Library, August 1997.

Morville, P. "Web Design & Development Trip Report." ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, July 1997.

Rosenfeld, L.B. "Webmaster Beware: Corporations Know They Need a Web Site... but Do They Know Why?." In Ensor, P., The Cybrarian's Manual. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 1997.

Morville, P. and Wickhorst, S. "Building Subject Specific Guides to Internet Resources." Internet Research, reprint, December 1996.

Janes, J. W. and Rosenfeld, L. B. "Networked Information Retrieval & Organization: Issues and Questions." Journal of the American Society for Information Science, September 1996.

Bailey, S. and Ryan, S. "Making Web Space for Young Adults: Issues and Process." INet '96 Proceedings, June 1996.

Morville, P. and Wickhorst, S. "Building Subject Specific Guides to Internet Resources," The Journal of Collection Building, October 1995.

Rosenfeld, L.B. "The Untimely Death of Yahoo." Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine, September 1995.

Morville, P. "Query Interface Design." The SPI Reporter, Fall 1995.

Morville, P. "The Internet as Research Tool." The Net, July 1995.

Morville, P. and Clark, S. "A Guide to Philosophy Related Resources on the Internet." In The Internet Compendium: Guides to the Internet by Subject. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishing, February 1995.

Janes, J. and Rosenfeld, L. "Finding Information You Want." In Tricks of the Internet Gurus. Indianapolis: SAMS.NET, October 1994.

Rosenfeld, L.B. "Guides, Clearinghouses, and Value-Added Repackaging: Some thoughts on how Librarians can Improve the Internet." Reference Services Review, Winter 1994.

Rosenfeld, L.B. "Internet Resource Guides: Stories for the Net." Proceedings of INET'94/JENC5, 1994.

Rosenfeld, L.B. and Holland, M.P. "Automated Filtering." Online, May 1994.

Rosenfeld, L.B. "Academic Libraries and the Internet." In The Internet Unleashed. Indianapolis: SAMS.NET, 1994.

Janes, J.W. and Rosenfeld, L.B. "And Magellan Thought He Had Problems: 'Navigation' in a Network Environment." LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research, March 1994.

Rosenfeld, L. "Internet Subject Matter Guides Available." Internet Society News Winter 1994.

Lang, W.P. and Rosenfeld, L.B. "Prototyping A Dental Electronic Information Resource (DEIR)" (poster session). Patient-Centered Computing. Seventeenth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC), 1993.

Janes, J.W. and Rosenfeld, L.B. "From Security to Serendipity, Or, How We May Have to Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Chaos." Networks, Telecommunications, And The Networked Information Resource Revolution. Proceedings of the ASIS 1992 Mid-Year Meeting, 1992.

Rosenfeld, L.B. and Holland, M.P. "The Application of Verity TOPIC to Dynamic Data Resources." Listening to Users: Case Studies in Building Electronic Communities. Proceedings of The Faxon Institute, 1992 Annual Conference (electronic file), 1992.