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Nathaniel Davis

Director of Information Architecture at Prudential Financial; Founder and Curator of DSIA Research Initiative and DSIA Portal of Information Architecture
Franklin Park, New Jersey, USA

Nathaniel Davis Nate is a practitioner, researcher, and theorist on the subject of information architecture. His theoretical interests include the general nature and catalysts of information behavior and its impact on human-to-computer interactions within the domain of information technology. Working in Web design and development since 1994, with a focus on UX design and marketing throughout most of his career, Nate began practicing information architecture in the late ’90s, then identified information architecture as his primary area of interest in 2006. In April 2010, Nate launched the DSIA Research Initiative and the DSIA Portal of Information Architecture as a way to advance insights into information architecture and offer resources to practitioners and the general public.

Check out Nate’s research and other published works on the DSIA Portal of Information Architecture.

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Nate’s Column on UXmatters

Finding Our Way

Navigating the practice of Information Architecture

A column by Nathaniel Davis
The Name of the Practice Is Information Architecture
November 2016
Information Architecture in Review, Part 2
May 2016
Information Architecture in Review, Part 1
February 2016
A New Architecture for Information Systems
November 2015
Digital Experiences Are About People, Not Technology
May 2015
Information Architecture and Agility: A Work in Progress
February 2015
How to Get Away with Murdering a Bad Idea
November 2014
UX Design Practice Verticals
August 2014
The Information Architecture Value Chain
May 2014
Adopting a Professional Compass for Information Architecture
February 2014
Information Architecture: Beyond Web Sites, Apps, and Screens
November 2013
Industry Contributors’ Roles in Professional Practice
July 2013
Getting Your Web Site’s Structure Right
April 2013
Putting IA Theory into Practice
January 2013
Information Architecture’s Two Schools of Thought
November 2012
Creating a Web-Site Information Architecture in Six Steps
August 2012
Understanding Information Architecture Differently
May 2012
How to Assess the Maturity of Your Information Architecture
March 2012
IA Strategy: Addressing the Signatures of Information Overload
February 2012
Call Yourself a Practitioner? Prove It.
January 2012
Putting SEO in Its Place: An Information Architecture Strategy
December 2011
The T-Model and Strategies for Hiring IA Practitioners: Part 2
November 2011
The T-Model and Strategies for Hiring IA Practitioners: Part 1
October 2011
Framing the Practice of Information Architecture
September 2011

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