When resources are limited, the design must be optimized to make the best use of all resources. To account for this complexity, it is important to have a clear understanding of both sides of the design equation—what you have to work with and what you are trying to build.
Laura S. Quinn
is a technology strategy and information architecture consultant for both corporate and nonprofit clients. Her company, Alder Consulting, specializes in helping nonprofits build powerful internet and database systems with the resources they have (learn more about Alder Consulting at www.alderconsulting.com). In her spare time, Laura prepares for a new career as a homesteader with faithful practice in cooking, gardening, sewing, and weaving.