A digital message in a bottle to convince a hero of mine that they are an information architect.
My first book ‘How to Make Sense of Any Mess‘ demystified information architecture and is regarded as a must read for people working in design and tech. I am currently working on a new book called STUCK: The Purpose, Process and Craft of diagramming.
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…
The one in which I implore you to give either time or money to the World Information Architecture Day.
The story of why I went in-house, what happened to make me leave and what's next for me.
Challenging the current state of the IA field to consider the ramifications of not standing up for our own label.