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"...clearly written with examples around every corner and has a lot of very useful information behind the polar bear on the cover...Anyone who deals with information would benefit from reading this book, but those who would see the most benefit would be organizations who disseminate or collect information on the internet and the web designers who enable them. A KnowProSE.com 9 out of 10 for Information Architecture for the World Wide Web."
-- Taran Rampersad, KnowProSE.com

"If you are interested in this important discipline, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web should be the first book you read on the subject."
-- Eddie VanArsdall, Technical Communication

"So should you buy the 3rd edition to replace which ever of the two previous editions you have? The answer has to be yes...The book is equally valuable to an intranet team, and the principles are just as important for small sites as large ones. Since the 1st edition appeared in 1998 many other authors have gone into print on the subject of information architecture, but without doubt the 3rd edition will remain my first choice when I am looking for the sort of insights that Peter and Lou bring to this complex and challenging topic."
-- Martin White, The Intranet Focus Blog

"The books presents a topics and information that, in my opinion, every web professional should know. While experience will sharpen the IA skills of a web designer, but the book gives depth and insight to deepen the understanding. The chapters on Navigation Systems, Search Systems and Labeling Systems are a must for anyone who plans on building a website."
-- Regnard Kreisler C. Raquedan, Standard Web Standards

"At a time when people who do information architecture (please don’t call them information architects!) are having yet another one of their many identity crises, questioning the value or the future of their chosen discipline, it’s nice to see the classic Polar Bear book chugging along and updated for the post-millennial, post-dotcom-bust, post-Web 2.0 world."
-- Christian Crumlish, Extractable.com

"In the time since the first edition of this book was published in 1998, the need for information architects has grown immensely (as has the web)...IA is both a vital necessity in a time when the web is growing exponentially and one of the finest "stealth" career's available. If you are involved in organizing web site data structures on a large-scale or think you might be interested in doing so for a living, Morville and Rosenfeld's Information Architecture for the World Wide Web is just the book for you."
-- James Pyles, Tech-Unity.com

"Whether you are actually responsible for those parts of the design that come under the label of 'Information Architecture' or whether your particular job is in some other area of web site design and implementation, the information presented in this book will provide you with enormous help in getting your job done better."
-- Stephen Chapman, Fellgall.com

"The book intends to show information architects, designers, and web site developers how to build large-scale and maintainable web sites that are easy to navigate and appealing to users. The third edition is updated to address emerging technologies while maintaining its focus on fundamentals. "
-- Brian Dunwoodie, CMS Wire

"The authors present a new way of thinking about information architecture that includes building Web sites that support co-creation, and designing for access by mobile devices and multiple platforms. Their emphasis is on making large Web sites easier to navigate, and for making large amounts of information more accessible."
-- Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"This book (in it’s first and second editions) didn’t become a classic without reason. With extensive treatment of everything from classifying data, to content mapping, to building an IA team, the authors have built a lasting reference for novices and sophisticates alike. Here is a guide to consult repeatedly as you come across specific problems that the book addresses...In the end, the authors achieve their dual objectives of teaching good information architecture practices, and helping the architects illustrate their worth to the unconvinced."
-- Chris Masotti, The Captial Letter, Sacramento Society for Technical Communication



"If you are interested in this important discipline, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web should be the first book you read on the subject."
--Eddie VanArsdall, Technical Communication