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October 31, 2001 07:31 PM Business & Finance  |   Link
MBAs and IA as Revisited

"Meet the New Information Architect" byPaula Thornton

This article is a great synthesize of a discussion that I was running over and over again with Paula.

October 28, 2001 12:27 PM Information Architecture  |   Link
Do user's really know what

This is an interesting question that I've been tackling the last couple of weeks since discovering some articles by Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School. I guess there's something instinctual of what he has mentioned about disruptive innovation, listening to your customers, and what Guy Kawasaki has mentioned a few times...you need to be ahead of the curve...an example of a company who did listen to their customers but it didn't take them anywere: Digital Equipment. There's probably a whole lot more.

Should we be really listening to what the user wants for information?

I'll have to retreat and figure this out.

October 26, 2001 05:00 PM Business & Finance  |   Link
HBR September 2001

HBR September 2001

I'm still trying to catch up on my readings. Came across "The Weird Rules of Creativity" in HBS Sept 2001 issue. Robert Sutton offers some interesting advice that to many would be contrary to practice...he definitely promotes diversity. I guess the article could be a nice companion to Gordon MacKenzie's Orbiting the Giant Hairball.

Information Architecture  |   Link
Taking a Content Inventory (Web

Taking a Content Inventory (Web Techniques, Oct 2001)

Janice Crotty Fraser of Adaptive Path offers a great technique in getting started with a content inventory. Thanks Christina for sharing this the other night.

October 25, 2001 01:26 PM Information Architecture  |   Link
How would you fit these

How would you fit these things into models that exists in the IA/UX community already?

Content Management System and metadata: what role do they play in user experience(1. the implementation of a technology 2. content granularity)
Search : how does this straddles information architecture and interaction design, and if search is directly related to the content and the thesaurus, how do their development play in user experience in general?

Your thoughts are welcome. I'll post more about this later.

October 17, 2001 09:33 PM Information Architecture  |   Link
CHI 2002

Yay! A workshop proposal that I was working on with a few other folks(Keith Instone, Peter Boersma, George Olsen) was accepted for CHI 2002. I'm so excited!

October 14, 2001 04:29 PM Business & Finance  |   Link
Still Reflections

Starting my paper on my self-assessment behavior & motivations in business and here's a summary of what I've discovered...
ENFP : Extravert, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving
Flexible - Cohering : a mix or rainbow of the assertive, analytic, nurturing
the Artist : bold, daring, exciting, vlatile, intuitive, enterpreneurial, inspiring, imaginative, unpredictable, funny (i'm not too sure about this one but I definitely know I'm not a crafsman(woman) or technocrat.

I hope this helps someone out there know how to interact with me more effectively...he he he.

October 08, 2001 10:26 AM Information Architecture  |   Link
Use Case Scenarios and Metadata

I'm trying to find the overlaps between user research, metadata development, and usability. Anyone out there has info, feel free to forward to me. Thanks.

Information Architecture  |   Link
Collaborative Tools

Just checked out this tool called Privia. Pretty interesting document management, collaborative communication tool. If you're in need of one, this was pretty interesting.