Informatics Training for CDC Public Health Advisors
Introduction to Information Architecture
Instructor: Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH July 21, 1997; 2:45pm
Teaching methods: Presentation
Topics to be covered:
- Concept of information architecture as analogous to building architecture
- Benefits of this metaphor to information systems design and planning
- Typical pattern of information deployment technology, and its implications for information architecture
- Views and components of the Zachman Framework for information systems/enterprise architecture
By the end of this session, students will be able to:
- Define the concept of information architecture, and name at least three ways in which this metaphor can be helpful in designing, planning, and maintaining information systems;
- Discuss the Zachman framework, and indicate the level(s) of the framework at which public health managers can make the most useful contribution;
- Incorporate the technology-specific sessions of this Informatics course into the larger conceptual model of information architecture.
References & suggested readings
- Cook MA. Building enterprise information architectures: Reengineering information systems. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 1996
- Brooks FP, Jr. The Mythical Man-Month : Essays on Software Engineering (20thAnniversary Edition). New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1995.
- Zachman JA. A framework for information systems architecture. IBM Systems Journal 1987;26(3).
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