User experience: the next step for IA’s?

At his keynote speech at the Italian IA Summit, Peter Boersma, senior experience designer for, argued that information architects are all user experience practitioners who practice IA from time to time.

“Unless you have never done anything else than analyse, structure and group large volumes of content only to hand-off that work to others, you have probably been acting as an interaction designer, information designer, computer scientist, business analyst, or usability engineer before, […] you are in fact a user experience professional; gaining insight into what skills you have, what skills others with related backgrounds have, and how to best combine them to create user experiences.”

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