Learning from MySpace

Learning from MySpace

Originally published in The Journal of Information Architecture The joy of the city is its diversity. A great city has styles of buildings from many eras. It has architectural successes and failures. It sports buildings that have been adapted over the…

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Resources for Drawing Ideas

Resources for Drawing Ideas

A few months back, I started a journey.  As a painter, I was confident in my ability to draw. Yet I struggled with rendering diagrams.  That journey is documented in my article, How to Make a Concept Model.  But as…

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101 Theses on the Design of Digital Things

101 Theses on the Design of Digital Things

101 disordered theses on design. Originally tweeted and numbering 95, it has been edited for clarity as well as grown by 6. Claimer: This is stuff *I* believe after doing, managing and teaching Design for 20+ years. Not “The Truth”,…

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For the Nerd People TL;DR

For the Nerd People TL;DR

Abstract The paper maintains that in the epistemological shift from postmodernism to pseudo-modernism, technological, economic, social, and cultural elements of change have thoroughly transformed the scenario in which information architecture operated in the late 1990s and have eroded its channel-specific…

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Towards a New Information Architecture

Towards a New Information Architecture

Warning: this is part personal history, part personal observations, and as such, it’s riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies because memory. You’ve been warned. Feel free to hold forth in the comments. (Also published on Medium, where it’s  prettier ) There is…

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Designer As Founder Week Four

Designer As Founder Week Four

I return from Amsterdam to my class in varying states of uncertainty. One is already on their first pivot, another on their second, a third still can’t choose between two markets for their technology. The fourth is plowing ahead wihtout…

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