All posts from
March 2003

Architectural Design Patterns for XML Documents

This article attempts to document a few whole-document design patterns that have proven themselves in the field.” (Kyle DowneyXML.com

First Impressions of IA Summit 2003

“Only 12 European visitors and more than 225 American and Canadian visitors join the conference. This really amazes me.” (Lieke van der Meer – Informaat)

Usability Myths Need Reality Checks

“Not so very long ago, it was agreed that five to eight users was enough for a good usability test. Somehow, this idea achieved mythic status. We believed it. We preached it to everyone who would listen. It survived in areas where it had been disproved, and was introduced into new situations where it didn’t even apply.” (Will Schroeder – User Interface Engineering) – courtesy of guuui

Managing the Implementation of an Enterprise-Wide Information Architecture

“In 1994, a team of faculty and staff at the University of Pittsburgh completed the design of an enterprise-wide information architecture and framework for engaging the University in business process reengineering. The architecture provides the blueprint for developing an integrated set of information services, processes, and technologies. It enables significant efficiencies in business and service processes, and facilitates informed decisions concerning information technology expenditures and acquisitions.” (Nicholas C. Laudato and Dennis J. DeSantis – University of Pittsburg) courtesy of heyblog

Designers in Health Network

Information Design Plus: April 25, 2003 – Manchester Metropolitan University, UK (DIHNet) – courtesy of brian parkinson

All Those Opposed: Making The Case for User Experience in a Budget-Conscious Climate

“Using a Web site for the first time is an awful lot like going on a first date. It’s a one-on-one interaction, and it doesn’t always go as planned.” (Jesse James GarrettNew Architect) – courtesy of iaslash

The Processed Book

“The ‘processed book’ is about content, not technology, and contrasts with the ‘primal book’; the latter is the book we all know and revere: written by a single author and viewed as the embodiment of the thought of a single individual.” (Joseph J. Esposito – First Monday 8.3)

Use and Abuse of Reusable Learning Objects

“The term Learning Object, first popularized by Wayne Hodgins in 1994 when he named the CedMA working group ‘Learning Architectures, APIs and Learning Objects’, has become the Holy Grail of content creation and aggregation in the computer-mediated learning field.” (Pithamber R. Polsani – Journal of Digital Information 3.4)

IA Summit Blog

“Adam and I have set this up so y’all can blog the IA Summit.” (Joshua Ellis)

Design and Emotion

“Research in this area investigates what critical factors of human-product interaction contribute to an emotional experience.” (ID-Studiolab IO TU Delft) – courtesy of freegorifero