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
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Not Ladders But Impact Radius: Reframing Our Mental Model of Career Advancement
I'm often asked by those whom I support what it will take to be promoted. The trouble with the promotion mental model is its dependence on external factors that aren't fully within our control, specifically, the need for and capacity of an organization for layers of management. The mental model of promotions might have been … Continue reading Not Ladders But Impact Radius: Reframing Our Mental Model of Career Advancement