Information architecture is a relatively new field.
Despite the creation of libraries in the 500 BC era, we’ve spent relatively little time focused on information architecture. Forty years ago, computers weren’t even remotely popular.
Twenty years ago, we didn’t have a global network which connected those computers so that they could share information.
Fifteen years ago, we got our first search engines to change information architecture from browsability (finding by navigation) to findability (finding by navigation or search.)
SharePoint brings its own transformation to the information architecture landscape. The following five tools make it easier to implement an information architecture in SharePoint and help us think about metadata differently.