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IA independent study update

October 7th, 2006 · 2 Comments

A few weeks ago now, I had the pleasure of hearing Larisa Warnke speak to a group of local information architects about her work at Carlson Marketing. She gave a high-level overview of the process used by her user experience group as they go about creating a user interface, and of how they interact with clients and other groups in the organization. The timing of her presentation was opportune, as I’ve been reading about process and research in Rosenfeld and Morville, and in an article by Jakob Nielsen.

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IA independent study week 2 update

September 18th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Chapter four of Rosenfeld and Morville begins part two of the book, “Basic Principles of Information Architecture,” and introduces the reader to these principles. For the librarian or library science student, the concepts in these chapters are almost second nature, but the practical considerations the authors illustrate make it a very worthwhile read. Worth noting [...]

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Week one update

September 10th, 2006 · No Comments

Garrett, Jesse James. “The Elements of User Experience.” Jesse James Garrett’s Hidden Agenda. 2000. In this elegant diagram, Garrett addresses the differences between the web as “hypertext information space” and “remote software interface”. His diagram attempts to reconcile the information-oriented focus of the former with the task-oriented HCI/software engineering focus of the latter. This [...]

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Tags: IA · LIS 801