I am on a mission to make the world a clearer place, one sensemaker at a time.

A hand drawn cartoon of a person deep in thought looking at a mess with a thought bubble showing an imaginary order for the mess.

I want to help you to make the unclear, clear.

I am an author, teacher and community leader in the field of information architecture. My work aims to make information architecture and sensemaking skills accessible to everyone.

I spend my time writing for, speaking to, and mentoring people who are bravely facing messes. My first book, How to Make Sense of Any Mess, demystified information architecture into a practical skillset that anyone can apply to any context where sense might need to be made. My second book, Stuck? Diagrams Help., is a field guide for the trek from diagram novice to diagram nerd.

The best way to support my work is join my email list where I write a monthly update on what I am working on or thinking about.

A picture of Abby Covert at home in her studio, amongst her books many of which are about information architecture and design

I believe information architecture has the power to make the world a clearer place.

I am an active organizer and mentor within the design and technology community. I wrote about my early journey towards community leadership and have been interviewed about my work on plenty of podcasts.

Here are some of the roles I have been proud to serve in: