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Aug 19, 2004 12:56 pm re: Certification in Information Architecture
John Ferrara
My favorites:

-- Helandar, Landauer, and Prabhu: "Handbook of Human-Computer Interaction"

-- Rosenfeld and Morville: "Information Architecture for the World Wide Web"

-- Lynch and Horton: "Web Style Guide"

-- Rubin: "Handbook of Usability Testing"

-- Hackos and Redish: "User and Task Analysis for Interface Design"

-- Tufte: "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information"

-- Norman: "The Design of Everyday Things"

> Parvez Daruvala wrote:
> Many thanks Kyle. I was just double-checking as I had received similar feedback from different sources earlier.
>On a different note, apart from Jakob Neilson, who else would be recommended reading?
>> Kyle Pero wrote:
>> Hi Parvez,
>>I'm sorry, but I have not run across any IA certificate programs, let alone ONLINE IA certificates. I would suggest attending relevant seminars and workshops that are in your area if you can't find a certification program. I think keeping up on the latest readings (articles, books, blogs, etc.) and attending seminars and workshops is the best way to learn (and stay on top of) the IA field. I also prefer to learn from an industry leader rather than a teacher who hasn't been working in the field for a while.
>>Human Factors International (HFI) offers a certificate program to become a "HFI-Certified Usability Analyst", but I would not suggest it. I've attended a HFI seminar and it was OK, but they really put their spin on things. For instance, they make up their own vocabulary instead of using standard industry terms. So, at the end you are tested on their standards and not the industry standards.
>>I hope this helped you.
>>> Parvez Daruvala wrote:
>>> I have been trying for quite sometime now to locate and decide on an Professional Association that provides an ONLINE certification program in Information Architecture. However, I`ve been totally unsuccessful.
>>>Would it be possible for any of you to help me out? Any kind of useful, pertinent information would be highly appreciated.

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