Posts Tagged ‘Information Architecture’

Usability is dead…

Friday, June 19th, 2009

 

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On Wednesday (17 June), I attended the SIGCHI Interaction Design Day at Copenhagen’s ITU. It’s an impressive building and apt to host an event about technology and our interaction with it.

    

I also did a talk about Usability and user centred design and how user experience is always key in what we make.

    

You can see the presentation on SlideShare here and I will be writing an article about it published next week. I have placed the notes here

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Holistic concept models: an ROI blueprint

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

 

process    I read a post recently that illustrated how concept models are rarely used in the right way and are often  misunderstood. Are they really worth doing at all?

 

Now seems a good  time to expand on the tool that Dan Brown has popularised through his book Communicating Design. Not as simply a stand alone tool but one that can provide a blueprint for giving solid ROI on design, analytics and testing.

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Creating user centred taxonomies on FUMSI

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

 

fumsi_logo   Published here, the first in a two-part article I have written about the mechanics of creating user centred taxonomies.

IA Summit 2008 UX Matters review

Monday, July 7th, 2008

 

uxmatters   After several blog posts, UX Matters asked me to do a proper job on it and it is now live here, in an overview of all the highlights of the IA Summit 2008.

IA diagrams on Flickr

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008
flickrbutton The diagrams that have appeared on this site are now in a Flickr set here.The set will grow, but I hope to use it as a basis to help educate/enlighten clients in what IA is and what it can offer them.

IA convergence and emergence

Monday, May 5th, 2008

 

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Andrew Hinton (Inkblurt) –
linkosophy  

Ok a bizarre word to start off with. That grabbed the attention and yes, the talk covered links. But it was more about an explanation of IA, and as Hinton stated, ‘moving the conversation about it forward’.

From the start Hinton mentions emergent theory and I think that’s a very good place to start. If you look at the practice of Information Architecture it is very much in an emergence. It is only as old as web design itself.

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IA and its changing general dynamics

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

 

milan   Mathew Milan – The Information Architect and the Fighter Pilot

If you click the image to the left you will go to a response to the presentation by Mathew Milan, that contains the presentation slides with audio and numerous comments from readers beneath it.

From my point of view this was the most thought provoking of the presentations because it touches on elements of my design education, that of reflective practice. But it is really important because of the ramifications of Milan’s observations, and the ensuing discussions

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Information Architecture 3.0 – Peter Morville

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

A holistic view of where we have come from and where we are headed was outlined from a founding father of IA. A notable comment was;

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