The Decentralization of Information Architecture

Above: The palm that shaded me as I read Everything is Misc. What do these photos I took yesterday have to do with the title? This is the first time I’ve taken personal time off since I started work nearly 7 months ago. I guess I’m having too much fun running around meeting the movers and shakers in the web industry, there’s just too much good stuff and it constantly keeps me pumped. I had a chance to unwind yesterday in Singapore, and cruised over to Santosa Island, the southern most tip of the Asian continent. Maybe I’m a real web geek, but I even brought along David Weinberger, of well not him personally, but his book Everything is Miscellaneous, … Continue readingThe Decentralization of Information Architecture

Web Strategy Show: Understanding Information Architecture for the Modern Web Team with Chris Baum

So you have a massive website with hundreds of pages, each with documents, text, and media on them. How the heck is a user going to find this content? Navigate? Search? ask someone else? In this video with Chris Baum, (The editor in chief of Boxes and Arrows) to understand what is Information Architecture and how applying these principles will help you. Find out: What is Information Architecture? Why is it important? What role should they play in content creation? What’s the difference between “Big IA” and “Little IA” Online resources: Boxes and Arrows I filmed this at Portland’s Convention center at Webvisions right in the hallway, so we get to experience the natural environment, including some curious onlookers. Have … Continue readingWeb Strategy Show: Understanding Information Architecture for the Modern Web Team with Chris Baum

Not sure what User Experience(UX) books to read? The UX Zeitgeist will tell you!

Yesterday at E-Metrics I had the pleasure of spending some time with Louis Rosenfeld, the father of Information Architecture. He first brought this field about after observing a need from his applied background in library sciences to the great world wide web. His book, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (3rd and latest version here) was an influence on me, (my version, not tattered) when I was organizing information for the enterprise intranet at World Savings. Louis continues to be a resource to the greater web community, as he’s lead a project that helps to identify which books, manuscripts, and resources are the most helpful to the community. In the spirit of the people, this project relies heavily on … Continue readingNot sure what User Experience(UX) books to read? The UX Zeitgeist will tell you!