Extra Credit: Book Review of Rosenfeld and Morville’s Information Architecture: For the Web

As you’ve observed through our readings this semester, Rosenfeld and Morville’s Information Architecture: For the Web is a key text in the IA field. Many of their ideas are evoked in our readings, but there’s a wealth of information in their book that we don’t have time to cover exhaustively. Therefore, I am offering 10 points extra credit if you read the entire book (any edition–1st through 4th) and write a 4 page, double-spaced book review (summarizing each chapter’s main points in your own words with a concluding paragraph that evaluates it in terms of what you have learned about IA in our class and whether or not it would be beneficial for PTW students to read) with a Reference entry at the end of your document. Quoting and paraphrasing are allowed, but each must be parenthetically cited using APA format correctly for full credit. Copies of the book can be found in the Brooklyn Public Library and Archive.org. Amazon has new and used copies of each edition: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Local new and used bookshops likely have copies, too.

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