Meg Peters

Meg Peters is an information architect in the User Experience group at Marriott International. Since 1999 she has worked as an IA both internally and as a consultant, helping a variety of government, association, and private organizations provide customers with better web experiences. Past clients include the Department of Health & Human Services; IMF/World Bank; the National Association of Realtors®; the American Association of Museums; the City of Richmond, Virginia; and Upscale Resale, a furniture consignment store. In past lives Meg was a graphic designer and a writer for print, having majored in Graphic Design at Rhode Island School of Design. After seven years in advertising at The Washington Post newspaper, she began designing and writing for the web, which eventually led to IA.

Stories by Meg Peters

May 20th, 2002

Moving from Flatland to Hyperspace: The “Evolution of a Mindset” Part 2 of 2

Part 2: The intense focus on the user experience differentiates websites from printed products—and information architects from print designers and writers—more than anything else. Information architects must think like print designers and writers—and they must do what print designers and writers do—on a much bigger scale, in “N dimensions.”

Part 1: My entrée into the web world—Spaceland, or “Hyperspace”—was not a smooth one; in fact, it was downright mind-bending. My personal journey from designing and writing for print media to becoming an information architect for websites conjures up images of Flatland, written by Edwin A. Abbott, an English clergyman, educator, and Shakespearean scholar (1884).