introduction to information architecture

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The first class of a 15 week course taught at Parsons, the New School for Design. Covers Information Architecture intents and beliefs as well as a comparison to the related studies of interaction design, content strategy and user research. Lastly, speaking to the role of User Experience in all of these roles.

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  • Class 1:How we will learn Information Architecture Instructor: Abby Covert
  • The world is complex 3
  • The world is complex People face more choices and avenues 3
  • The world is complex People face more choices and avenues Businesses are under more pressure 3
  • The world is complex People face more choices and avenues Businesses are under more pressure Technology is advanced, but constantly changing 3
  • The world is complex People face more choices and avenues Businesses are under more pressure Technology is advanced, but constantly changing We are all personally experiencing information overload 3
  • Information is not found, it is Communicated Data Information Knowledge Wisdom Research Presentation Conversation Contemplation Creation Organization Storytelling Evaluation Gathering Integration Interpretation Discovery RetrospectionSlide adapted from Nathan Shedroffs Diagram An Overview of Understanding 4
  • Communication is about understanding 5
  • How people understandSlide adapted from Nathan Shedroffs Diagram An Overview of Understanding 6
  • How people understand Data Contextless Exhaustive, not curated Not meant to inform the consumerSlide adapted from Nathan Shedroffs Diagram An Overview of Understanding 6
  • How people understand Data Information Contextless The careful Exhaustive, arrangement not curated of data to Not meant to perform in a inform the context consumerSlide adapted from Nathan Shedroffs Diagram An Overview of Understanding 6
  • How people understand Data Information Knowledge Contextless The careful Gained through Exhaustive, arrangement experience with not curated of data to the same set of Not meant to perform in a data from a variety inform the context of perspectives consumerSlide adapted from Nathan Shedroffs Diagram An Overview of Understanding 6
  • How people understand Data Information Knowledge Wisdom Contextless The careful Gained through An intimate Exhaustive, arrangement experience with understanding of not curated of data to the same set of patterns and meta Not meant to perform in a data from a variety patterns enough to inform the context of perspectives allow for novel uses consumerSlide adapted from Nathan Shedroffs Diagram An Overview of Understanding 6
  • How people understand Data Information Knowledge Wisdom Contextless The careful Gained through An intimate Exhaustive, arrangement experience with understanding of not curated of data to the same set of patterns and meta Not meant to perform in a data from a variety patterns enough to inform the context of perspectives allow for novel uses consumerSlide adapted from Nathan Shedroffs Diagram An Overview of Understanding 6
  • Some (of many) Enemies of Understanding 7
  • Some (of many) Enemies of Understanding Familiarity: Being too close to the problem can make you forget to remember what it is like to NOT understand 7
  • Some (of many) Enemies of Understanding Familiarity: Being too close to the problem can make you forget to remember what it is like to NOT understand Looking good vs. being good: Tricking yourself into thinking something is good because it is good looking 7
  • Some (of many) Enemies of Understanding Familiarity: Being too close to the problem can make you forget to remember what it is like to NOT understand Looking good vs. being good: Tricking yourself into thinking something is good because it is good looking Uh, Huh: Not admitting ignorance when faced with it 7
  • Some (of many) Enemies of Understanding Familiarity: Being too close to the problem can make you forget to remember what it is like to NOT understand Looking good vs. being good: Tricking yourself into thinking something is good because it is good looking Uh, Huh: Not admitting ignorance when faced with it Unnecessary Exactitude: Including more detail than is helpful 7
  • Some (of many) Enemies of Understanding Familiarity: Being too close to the problem can make you forget to remember what it is like to NOT understand Looking good vs. being good: Tricking yourself into thinking something is good because it is good looking Uh, Huh: Not admitting ignorance when faced with it Unnecessary Exactitude: Including more detail than is helpful Rainbow Worship: Believing that more color or colorful owery language is always better 7
  • Some (of many) Enemies of Understanding Familiarity: Being too close to the problem can make you forget to remember what it is like to NOT understand Looking good vs. being good: Tricking yourself into thinking something is good because it is good looking Uh, Huh: Not admitting ignorance when faced with it Unnecessary Exactitude: Including more detail than is helpful Rainbow Worship: Believing that more color or colorful owery language is always better Editis: Belief that a better, shinier such and such could and will x the problem 7
  • Some (of many) Enemies of Understanding Familiarity: Being too close to the problem can make you forget to remember what it is like to NOT understand Looking good vs. being good: Tricking yourself into thinking something is good because it is good looking Uh, Huh: Not admitting ignorance when faced with it Unnecessary Exactitude: Including more detail than is helpful Rainbow Worship: Believing that more color or colorful owery language is always better Editis: Belief that a better, shinier such and such could and will x the problem Not asking Why: Simple as that. Always ask why. 7
  • Some (of many) Enemies of Understanding Familiarity: Being too close to the problem can make you forget to remember what it is like to NOT understand Looking good vs. being good: Tricking yourself into thinking something is good because it is good looking Uh, Huh: Not admitting ignorance when faced with it Unnecessary Exactitude: Including more detail than is helpful Rainbow Worship: Believing that more color or colorful owery language is always better Editis: Belief that a better, shinier such and such could and will x the problem Not asking Why: Simple as that. Always ask why. How before What: Thinking to specically about solutions before the problem is dened 7
  • What HAppens without understanding? 8

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