Information Architecture

Like architects create environments of brick and morter to work and live in, information architects create environments and places of information to work and live in. I see this practice of #placemaking and #sensemaking as one of the fundamental traits of designing our new age.

As a result, you will #experience a digital #product or #service that makes sense to you, and which may be #fun. If so, this is a result of a thought-through #structure and #ontology which lets you form a correct #mentalmodel of the product or service.

Ping #me if you have questions around information architecture, since this is one of my favourite topics.

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Masters build their own tools

Before he dedicated his life to interior architecture and to product design, my #father initially was trained in #carpentry, among other professions. Now, after he retired, he encounters again the joy of working with wood, especially carving. And makes his own tools. read more →

Hashtags in Blogracer

I've been inspired by #iainc 's #hashtag treatment within the #iawriter. It just feels at the same time so nerdy and natural to use them. Such a hashtag is then both, the meta data of an #article, and part of the article's #content, which is exciting for an #ia like me. read more →

How to cut a system

One of my tasks as an #ia is dividing an existing system, so that improvements can be done in an #iterative way. It usually takes some time to understand along which lines the #system can actually be cut. Usually these lines are following the company's communication borders, but ideally the lines are along use cases. read more →

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