What is the IA Taxonomy?

The IA Institute has established a standard IA vocabulary (36Kb .DOC format file) for the field of information architecture. The purpose of this structured vocabulary is to establish a common language for IA practitioners using terms found in common usage within the discipline that describe objects, concepts, people and places that are important to the field of information architecture. The vocabulary also defines terms for related disciplines under the Experience Design rubric.


  • A unified structured vocabulary available for use by all
  • Strong relationship with the IA Glossary
  • The metadata developed informs the classification of the IA Library

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This page was last modified on February 1, 2009 04:18 PM.