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Information Architecture for Dummies

Using a lost-in-the-woods analogue, John S. Rhodes explains information architecture in a very simple and clear manner. Print plenty of copies and use them as handouts at family parties.

Links:

  • The article Information Architecture for the Rest of Us Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - February 26, 2003

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An interview with Peter Morville and Lou Rosenfeld

Since reviewing "Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Second Edition" (AKA the Polar Bear book) we decided it would be of interest to our readers to interview the authors of this book to see how the role of IA has changed since the first edition was released. Meryl K. Evans conducted the interview.

Links:

  • An interview with Peter Morville and Lou Rosenfeld, Information Architects Open link in new window
  • Book Review: Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Second Edition Open link in new window

Nick Finck - December 12, 2002 - via Digital Web Magazine

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User-Centered Design and more acronyms: UCIA and CCD

Two new article are up on Digital Web Magazine about User-Centered Design. Both articles make some good points when it comes to UCD and how the Web industry is handling it.

Links:

  • The myth of User-Centered Information Architecture Open link in new window
  • Client Centered Design Open link in new window

Nick Finck - October 24, 2002

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IA and usability

Digital Web Magazine interviews Jeffrey Veen and Jesse James Garrett of Adaptive Path

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  • interview Open link in new window

Nick Finck - August 14, 2002

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Introduction to controlled vocabularies

Controlled vocabularies are predetermined sets of terms that fit together to describe a specific domain such as specific product areas or Yahoo-like catalogues. People use different terms to say the same thing, and with controlled vocabularies you can minimize the negative effects that variants and synonyms can have on your site and its users. This article gives a brief introduction.

Links:

  • The article: Cuisinarts, E-Commerce, and ... Controlled Vocabularies Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - March 27, 2002

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