The rise of the Knowledge Architect
Since the founding of Mind mapping via Tony Buzan; we’ve come a long way since haven’t we?
The advancements have been quite impressive from the now well established mainstream staples we all know of and use. No need to mention these products/services worthy of leadership, most of them need no introduction.
Mind mapping eventually added the multiple formats expressiveness of what became known as Visual mapping and has since further morphed into what we now seem to be defining as Knowledge mapping.
The relational database architecture has enabled the knowledge mappers to use the database expressed as a systematic graphical framework to be the single point of access for all relevant data, information and knowledge. And we’ve now added Knowledge Management to the mix, as this is the logical and natural development.
Knowledge Architects; they are a breed of thinkers and doers who’ve existed and operated independently outwith the mind-visual-knowledge mapping arenas. Yet; they are integral to and have been associated within these arenas from the get go.
Knowledge Architects define themselves by their passion, skill set and complete understanding of how to aggregate data into information, add context and create usable continuously improving knowledge. And they do this very naturally by utilizing current technology to create, manage and exchange the perceived and actual value associated with knowledge. We are now seeing this being expressed within the Artificial Intelligence arenas.
Knowledge is currency, the building blocks to the knowledge architect, and they establish its monetary value by creating graphical knowledge frameworks that express system.
Knowledge architects are wholistic systematic thinkers and doers who completely understand the relevancy and appropriate uses of both linear and non-linear structures of data, information and knowledge.
It can be said that every human is capable of being a knowledge Architect; and whilst that is very true, there seems to be groups of knowledge architects who exist by virtue of their skill sets that have been honed by their use and mastery of the mind-visual-knowledge mapping software and services.
Associated social media groups such as Biggerplate, the Ultimate Digital Memory TheBrain software/services and the seminal work of Roy Grubb who also develops the most amazing Visual Information Organizer called Topicscape have enhanced the mainstream acknowledgement of the relevancy and position of knowledge architects and their contributions to the furtherance of knowledge management.
Here’s a definition of Knowledge Architect: read it and ponder the inclusion of this definition and its implications into your mainstream.
And here’s an excellent Xplane article to consider too in our further understandings of how we as Knowledge Architects operate and handle data, information and knowledge.
There’s so much to be written, discussed and opportunities revealed by coming together to acknowledge the need for formalizing the passions, skills and complete understanding of systematic and systems thinking.
This article; like all I amateurishly comment through most definitely should be expanded upon. I look to you: my mind-visual-knowledge mapping colleagues, to further contribute more professionally than I do, to furtherance of such discussions.
The rise of The Knowledge Architect? Yes if you dare to define yourself as such; you’ll understand we need to find a place, a home; recognition for our passions, skill sets and complete understanding of how we may create, manage and express procedure process and knowledge systems.
Let’s start a conversation, meaningful dialogue and movement forward.