Information architecture is a skillset that great authors already use. In this post I provide four ways authors can improve a book's IA.
My first book ‘How to Make Sense of Any Mess‘ demystified information architecture and is regarded as a must read for those working in design and technology. My new book, STUCK:? Diagrams Help., is a field guide for the trek from diagram novice to diagram nerd.
Sitemaps are a core deliverable often associated with the practice of information architecture (IA). This article covers the basics.
A video book forward (perhaps the first of its kind) from Stephen Anderson about his take-aways from Stuck? Diagrams Help. by Abby Covert.
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?…
An interview with taxonomist and librarian, Jenny Benevento, about the historical and cultural context of diagrams and diagramming.
I went down a rabbit hole about which way to rotate vertical labels on diagrams so you didn't have to.
My advice for making sense of the four types of messes people told me about on World IA Day when I asked: "What is a mess you wish you could…