We had the excellent Karen Loasby (http://www.iaplay.com/) ex- BBC IA, currently RNIB IA as a guest speaker last week. Karen did a fantastic talk about the role of the IA and the last BBC re-design regarding the information architecture. Great stuff. Two bloggs Karen mentioned were:
A positive point (after the very negative one that most students of the unit, and those invited did not attend) was some third year students said it helped pull into focus what they had been studying with us over the past three years.