Seralat
End of Web Design/The Beginning of Web Design

In this 23 July 2000 Alertbox, Jakob says, "Websites must tone down their individual appearance and distinct design in all ways: visual design, terminology and labeling, interaction design and workflow, information architecture" Read it...

On 24 July 2000, Michael Sippey of Stating the Obvious responds with this, "Standard methods of exchanging and delivering information will open up opportunities for Internet application developers to provide more distinct user experiences for more distinct target markets. If there's a market for a particular type (or brand) of user experience, information standards will only help create that market, by helping users avoid information-based application lock- in (a la Microsoft Office), and forcing developers to cater to the user interface and functionality needs of their particular audience." Read the rebuttal...

Posted by seralat at 04:38 PM on June 17, 2002
Filed in: IA - Commentary & Criticism, Interface Design & Layout