The Role of an Information Architect in a DITA Implementation

DITA Strategies 07 May 2024
Every successful Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) implementation has involved an information architect.Depending on context, the information architect may have worn a different title—maybe they were a tech writer, maybe a content strategist. Regardless, if they created content, organized information, or designed the table of contents for a guide or other book-like deliverable, they were performing information architecture (IA). When you provide wayfinding so the user can navigate information in the most efficient and intuitive way possible, you are performing IA.In your own DITA implementation, it’s important to identify at least one person – ideally, more than one – at the start of the project to lead the IA effort.