Loved this article from Melody Wilding, LMSW on how to stop overthinking As designers, we're trained and pride ourselves on getting tight with the details. We love building it right. Perfectionism is so satisfying. As we grow in our practice and careers, others expect us to go beyond that, to get out from under the … Continue reading Progress over perfection
I was asked this question today: how might we convince stakeholders to invest in design? What a beautifully rich question! It inspired me to put down a few thoughts. To "convince" people to solve problems we want to solve, we'd need to bring them to a shared understanding of the problems. Investing in anything requires … Continue reading How might we convince stakeholders to invest in design?
What’s IA? What comes first to mind when we think of IA? Spreadsheets, card sorts, tree tests: these are the visible tools of our trade. All this sorting, grouping, and naming is hard-wired into our brains. It’s one of the first things we’re taught to do to develop our cognitive skills, to teach us how … Continue reading The Secret Life of Information Architecture: the Space Between Tools and Theories