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IA - Resource Collections

  September 11, 2002  

Boxes and Arrows

"Boxes and Arrows is a peer-written journal dedicated to discussing, improving and promoting the work of this community, through the sharing of exemplary technique, innovation and informed opinion." [from About] And the good thing is, the journal is actually successful in accomplishing this task. Read Boxes and Arrows...

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InfoDesign

A comprehensive source for news for the Interaction Design/Information Architecture community, including a useful list of current events and upcoming conferences. Visit InfoDesign...

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IASlash

A Slashdot-style website devoted to all things IA related. Visit IASlash...

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  July 01, 2002  

IBM's Ease of Use Website

Another collection of useful resources, including some downloadable tools, from IBM, "Ease of Use is vital to the success of most products and services. The user experience directly affects sales, service cost, productive use, customer loyalty and almost every other aspect of doing business. This site addresses the challenge of creating great user experiences through the discipline of User Engineering, supported by design guidelines, tools, services and other relevant materials." Visit the website...

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  June 30, 2002  

A Project Management Glossary

From Martin Burns via eVolt.org, "Project Managers have a large part to play in what work you'll have to do, when you'll have to do it by, and whether you get paid. So it's pretty useful to gain credibility with them - and other stakeholders you meet - by understanding their language, and even using it on occasion." Read the glossary...

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  June 19, 2002  

Best of chi-web & sigia-l

"Using the archives for each mailing list, I've compiled a list of the summary postings from useful threads, and a few personally selected favorite postings. Please note: my list below is not an exhaustive list of summary postings. I just picked the ones I found most salient and valuable for reference. Also, these summaries are collections of contributing posts: they are a mixture of opinions and commentary, with some references to reports, usability data, websites or books." An excellent resource from Scott Burken of UIWeb. See the summary posting list...

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  June 11, 2002  

Usable Web

"Usable Web is a collection of links about information architecture, human factors, user interface issues, and usable design specific to the World Wide Web. Value adds: descriptions, multiple organizational schemes (by date, topic, destination, author, popularity), search engine queries to even more resources." Brought to you by Keith Instone, this is an excellent resource list for usability professionals and anyone interested in information architecture resources. Visit the website...

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Information Design Resource from TechHead

" Information Design is the practice of gathering, filtering, and presenting information in accordance with effective design principles in order to understand --- and communicate to others --- the essence, the meaning of that information. Here are links to resources that can help you explore and practice meaningful and effective information design."

I can't tell when this was last updated, but the list, brought to you by Tech Head, is still a good one. Visit the website...

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InformationDesign.Org

"InformationDesign.org is managed by the same people who run the InfoDesign and InfoDesign-Cafe email discussion lists. We aim to turn this site into a reference hub for web-sites, organisations, conferences and other resources of interest to information designers, and have begun by providing the links on the page below. With the help of volunteers, we hope to add more resources soon..." They are also the hosts of the InfoDesign-Cafe discussion list. Visit the website...

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  June 10, 2002  

Information Architecture Resources from Jesse James Garrett

Jesse's excellent list of resources includes links to many of his own extremely helfpul materials. See the resources...

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The Elegant Hack Reading List

This is an extensive listing of books relating either directly or tangentially to the practice of information architecture. Brought to you by Christina Wodtke, of CarbonIQ and Elegant Hack.

See the list...

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IA Guide

"This guide presents resources related to the topic of information architecture, including references to articles, books, web sites and events.
Expert Picks
Author Index
Title Index
Subject Index"

I don't think that this is being kept up anymore, since the demise of Argus, but it still has some valuable information. Visit the guide...

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Human-Computer Interaction (HCIRN)

An extensive list of HCI-related information. Particularly useful is the Resources section, which contains subsections on:
Books
Periodicals
Events
Organizations
Publishers

Visit the HCIRN website...

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  June 06, 2002  

Design Language

"Combining wisdom and wit, Tim McCreight's Design Language dissects 100 design terms, including their etymologies, definitions and connotations.

Accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations (denoted with asterisks), Design Language creates fascinating snapshots of the words associated with the concepts and practices of design. "

An explanation of design terms from oneMedia. Visit the website...

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Building a Library

"Like most people, I spend far too long explaining the web medium to people who are climbing a steep learning curve. To save my time, I've put together the following list of books and sites which communicate the bare essentials to those relatively new to all this"

A list put together by Martin Burns and brought to you through the magic of Evolt. It's a little dated now, but still useful. View the list...

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