Monday, January 26, 2009

The Future of Information Architecture

I wrote an essay for the online magazine AGIT8 – a journal of technology and social change.

Read it here: The Future of Information Architecture

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Another example of Knobb's Law

Knobb's Law
Anything digital that becomes popular will eventually be used to draw a cock.

Again, Twitter is no exception, as this Techcrunch article proves.

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Twitter has an image problem

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[reposted from a comment submitted to a Telegraph article, Twittering is for Twits]

Twitter has an image problem.

This is clear from this article, where Bryony [Gordon] voices many of the common misconceptions about the service.

People think it is about *broadcasting* your life's minutiae.

Not true. Twitter is about *listening* to what other people have to say, and, when appropriate, joining in the conversation.

For an online journalist to say she ignores Twitter, is a bit like a political journalist saying she has no time to listen to what the MPs are 'blathering on about' in Parliament.

It's conversation, plain and simple. You can participate, or you can plug your ears and let people talk around you instead of with you.

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

May day - Television off

I'd been thinking about doing this, and after watching Clay Shirky's inspiring talk -- it cinched the idea.

No watching television (or downloaded shows) all month for me.

I'll try to download anything I don't want to miss -- to watch in June.

Let's see if I can make better use of my cognitive surplus!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Got a brand new bag

Lately, I've been fairly vocal about how Information Architecture and User Experience Design practices need to evolve to keep pace with the changes in the industry. (Call it Web 2.0 if you must)

Well, after a meeting of like-minds at, I've accepted a position as the Head of Information Architecture for the London office.

It's an exciting opportunity to breathe life into some of these ideas and see how they work in practice.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The iPhone Collection

The iPhone Collection
Originally uploaded by kaioshin
I've started a collection of iPhone app screenshots.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Information Architecture is Broken

Information Architecture is broken (on Slideshare)

Following on from my Wireframes are Dead post, I've put my thoughts together as a presentation.

I'd be interested in any feedback.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wireframes are Dead

They died in 2002 actually.

Anyone in UXD is aware that the page-based metaphor used in design documentation is ill equipped to deal with the sort of interaction design that is now considered a standard part of 'web 2.0' design.

So what's next?

Stay tuned.


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