A New Information Architecture: A Synthesis of Structure, Flow, and Dialectic

  • Rico A. R. PiconeEmail author
  • Bryan Powell
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9172)


We introduce a new information architecture that is a synthesis of an information structure, information flow (e.g. narrative), and information dialectic (its evolution). Insights from the memory mnemonic the method of loci and the philosophical process of dialectic are introduced. Three cumulative syntheses are presented: the organic architecture with (1) the hierarchical architecture with (2) the sequential architecture with (3) the dialectical method.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dialectica, LLCOlympiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSaint Martin’s UniversityLaceyUSA

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