Accessible information architecture builds a bridge between planning, design, and development. Frances Forman gives us a place to start thinking more deeply about how information can be structured and transformed to make user interaction more flexible for everyone.
Redesigning Boxes and Arrows
From contest winners to struggling to define what “magazine” means online, Alex Chang and Matt Titchener reinvented Boxes and Arrows’ look and feel. Here is their tale…
Where is the software that can help us cope with the massive amounts of information that we deal with on a daily basis? Patrick Dubroy points out the problems with current personal information management , and makes suggestions about how to
improve the situation.
Achieving simplicity is not that simple when you are dealing with complex modern device design. Rob Tannen mused on lazy shortcuts, artificial constraints and Maeda’s crusade on the complex.
It’s true: even simple projects get messy. Christina Wodtke comes clean on Swiss Army knives, the writing on the wall, and the untidy glory of the Boxes and Arrows redesign contest.
How I Learned to Stop Getting Lost and Love Tokyo Rail
When navigating a complex system—be it a website or a large
transport network—it’s easy to get lost. Ross Howard points out how
subtle signifiers can make a big difference.
Catering to the unique needs of each customer is the dream of any business. Technology can help us get there but we need to know how to please users without intruding their privacy. This article presents a set of guiding principles for personalization design.