Information architecture is a skillset that great authors already use. In this post I provide four ways authors can improve a book's IA.
A digital message in a bottle to convince a hero of mine that they are an information architect.
Answering reader questions from Chapter 1 of How to Make Sense of Any Mess.
A recap of the high level feedback from my diagrammatic test kitchen.
When are diagrams and diagramming our most helpful tool? And what superpowers do diagrams hold to help when we feel stuck?…
You can't please everyone, it's actually impossible. But sometimes we can't help but be bogged down by opinions that don't matter.
The way we use language is important. The words we chose can change the way we feel about our work.
The one in which I create a game to get my students to critique each other's diagrams…
The work isn't just about the product, it's also the process. The work you do, the questions you answer, and the problems you solve.
We never know what life will throw at us, so making key decisions up-front about how you will prioritize can save time down the road.