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The Accidental Taxonomist

The Accidental Taxonomist

There are dozens of things that I do each day that I didn’t set out to do. I do accounting and billing work without a desire or intent to do it. I do sales and marketing – and neither are at the top of my list of things to do. I accidentally picked the...
Ambient Findability

Ambient Findability

There have been times when I saw down with a topic and I just couldn’t get the words and the ideas to align. There were other times when the idea was so powerful that the words seemed insufficient. This is the case with Ambient Findability . Peter Mo...
The Elements of User Experience

The Elements of User Experience

Where does Information Architecture begin and end? It’s a question that I’ve been struggling with. There are so many impacts into user experience, visual design, navigation, etc. I tend to think of Information Architecture as the overall framework or ...
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built

How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built

I’m not an architect, but as an information architect, I’m curious about how classical architects approach the problems of buildings that people love. This journey led me to Stewart Brand’s book, How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built ....
How to Make Sense of Any Mess

How to Make Sense of Any Mess

When I explain my passion for information architecture to folks, they often wonder what I’m talking about. They understand intuitively that I’m not talking about designing buildings, but how can you design information? A better way of explaining information arc...
The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload – Facebook Friends

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload – Facebook Friends

In the first part of the review of The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload , I addressed the direct impact of information overload (it’s here ). However, there were many lose ends in the book as it pertains to relationships and...
The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload – Information Overload

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload – Information Overload

There’s a sort of irony in the fact that the first thing I have to say about the book The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload  is that it seems unorganized. To be fair, I think that whenever you’re bringing together multi...
Pervasive Information Architecture: Designing Cross-Channel User Experiences

Pervasive Information Architecture: Designing Cross-Channel User Experiences

I view Information Architecture (IA) as the organization of information around you. I picked up Pervasive Information Architecture: Designing Cross-Channel User Experiences  because I wanted to see how others thought about the problem of keeping messages c...