The work of Edward
Tufte (Graphics Press} the god of information
design. His work is the Gold Standard.
Information architecture is a field that takes itself
entirely too seriously probably because nobody
can quite explain what the hell it is. Somtimes what
appears to be complex and confusing is really nothing
more than one of way too many "experts"
trying to make the relatively simple field seem more
important than it actually is. But there is a huge
amount of information to be had. These are the links
I've found most useful.
All things IA by Jesse James Garrett
his IA resource
• a visual thinking weblog from xplane, a company specializing
in creating visual explanations.