McManus on information architecture

McManus, M. (2013, July 31). What is information architecture? [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.maya.com/the-feed/what-is-information-architecture.

RE-INVENTION: McManus is absolutely right in par 2 to mention the incidence of needless re-invention in IT generally. Looking at QUT’s CiteWrite printed booklet, the design is a dog’s breakfast mixture of 1990s web design (unreadably tiny sans-serif font and green/blue colour scheme a la Nielsen’s book), and inexplicably arbitrary paper sizes mixed together without an apparent logic to make the final product unfriendly to use and harder to navigate than it needs to be. These are all mistakes likely to have been made by kids ignorant of the past 20 years (let alone 100) in design and layourt of print publications.

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