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Asilomar Institute for Information Architecture (AIfIA)
Serves to advance the design of shared information environments.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
World's first educational and scientific computing society.

American Center for Design (AC4D)
Information about design and its role in our culture and economy.

American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA)
Place for designers to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis, and research and advance education and ethical practice.

Society for Technical Communication (STC)
Dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication.

Usability Professionals Association (UPA)
Promoting usability concepts and techniques worldwide.


Recommended Reading
Contextual Design, Hugh Beyer, Karen Holtzblatt.

Design of Everyday Things, Donald Norman.

Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity, Jakob Nielsen.

Don't Make Me Think!, Steve Krug.

Envisioning Information, Edward R. Tufte.

Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing, Henry Petroski

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville.

Suggested Reading
Art of Human-Computer Interface Design, Brenda Laurel, ed.

Information Anxiety 2, David Sume, Loring Leifer, Richard Saul Wurman.

The Invisible Computer, Donald Norman.

The Media Equation, Byron Reeves & Clifford Nass.

Orality & Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word, Walter Ong.

Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud.

Online References
A List Apart
A List Apart is a non-commercial weekly magazine for people who make Web sites.

Argus Center for Information Architecture.
Argus provides leadership in defining and advancing the evolving discipline of information architecture.

Bad Human Factors Designs
A scrapbook of illustrated examples of things that are hard to use because they do not follow human factors principles.

Communication Arts
The essential creative resource.

elegant hack
"I'm trying to keep it to ponderings on IA."
An ever-expanding information architecture resources page.

New Architect
Commentary and updates on technology.

Usable Web
1180 links about web usability.
Issues in web usability - published online since 1995.

web review
Site dedicated to Web professionals. Articles published each Friday.

Commentary and articles on usability and human factors.

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