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IA Task Failures Remain Costly
Despite usability becoming more important in recent years, from 2004 to 2009, user failures cased by bad information architecture only decreased by 4%.
usability  ia  webdesign  informationarchitecture 
april 2009 by garrettc
iPhone usability research
Create With Context slideshow about their iPhone usability research. Some interesting findings and tips.
usability  research  mobile  iphone  interaction  ia  design  userexperience  userinterface  touchscreen  gesture 
november 2008 by garrettc
paper space – an introduction
Interesting infographic on the changing frontpage of the LA Times and the shifting of editorial, images and advertising.
advertising  business  content  design  ia  information  layout  newspaper  online  structure 
august 2007 by garrettc
The Mullet Strategy
Big sites like Digg, MySpace et al let users party, argue, and vent on the secondary pages, but professional editors keep the front page looking sharp.
business  community  design  ia  interesting  internet  socialsoftware  strategy  theory  webdevelopment  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
july 2007 by garrettc
A micro-study of tagging
"One of the social gimmicks at the IA Summit in March was oversized name tags so people could tag themselves (and each other). I starting taking pictures of people's name tags with the vague notion that there might be something interesting about them."
tagging  folksonomy  ia  socialsoftware  society  psychology 
august 2006 by garrettc
Principles of visibility and human friendliness
Putting forward a case to build structured data systems that use visible data, instead of invisible metadata. Tags and links instead of meta elements etc
google  ia  links  metadata  semantics  socialsoftware  tagging  microformat  webdevelopment  userinterface 
july 2006 by garrettc
The 8 Types of Navigation Pages
"As we’ve watched users search for their desired content, we’ve realized there are patterns to the pages we see. We’ve started to catalogue these patterns and have concluded there are essentially 8 types of pages a user can run into, when searching"
content  design  ia  layout  text  usability  navigation  patterns  webdevelopment 
december 2005 by garrettc
IA Manifesto 2.0
#9 is my favourite. "Deliverables are decoys while we're figuring out what we're doing"
ia  thoughtprovoking  funny  informationarchitecture 
october 2005 by garrettc
IxDG Resource Library
An annotated collection of content on all aspects of interaction design.
education  guidelines  ia  interface  reference  resource  usability  informationarchitecture  webdevelopment 
may 2005 by garrettc
Web Design Practices
Current trends and best practice in web design and development
architecture  css  design  html  ia  patterns  reference  usability  bestpractice  webdevelopment  tips 
may 2005 by garrettc

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