Recently Added Resources

Below is a list of the 10 most recently added resources to the library.

Articles and Papers

Adopting a Professional Compass for Information Architecture
by Nathaniel Davis (2/11/2014)
Subject: Business Strategy, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: In this column, Davis demonstrates that, with an IA compass in place, expressing the value that information architecture delivers to a business becomes clearer. The IA compass is absent of theoretical and technical rhetoric and focuses on a greater good.
Note: Davis, N. (February 11, 2014). Adopting a Professional Compass for Information Architecture. UX Matters. Retrieved from http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2014/02/adopting- a-professional-compass-for-information-architecture.php

Call Yourself a Practitioner? Prove It
by Nathaniel Davis (1/9/2012)
Subject: Information Architecture - Education & Training, Information Architecture - Practices
Language: English
Abstract: The practice of information architecture and the discipline of information architecture are commonly discussed as though both terms describe the same concept. But they do not. Davis discusses the difference between these terms and how understanding this can help tremendously in defining our expectations of the benefits each brings to academic and professional training.
Note: Davis, N. (January 9, 2012). Call Yourself a Practitioner? Prove it. UX Matters. Retrieved from http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2012/01/call- yourself-a-practitioner-prove-it.php

Information Architecture: Beyond Web Sites, Apps, and Screens (11/1/2013)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Davis asks, can a craft-like profession of information architecture that lacks internal theory keep up with the growing complexities of ubiquitous ecosystems that comprise both digital and physical objects? In this article, he explores developing information architecture theories that transcend Web sites, applications, and screens.
Note: Davis, N. (November 1, 2013). Information Architecture: Beyond Web Sites, Apps, and Screens. UX Matters. Retrieved from http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2013/11/informatio n-architecture-bey

Information Architecture: Two Schools of Thought
by Nathaniel Davis (11/12/2012)
Subject: Information Architecture - Education & Training, Information Architecture - Theory
Language: English
Abstract: On the first anniversary of his UX Matters column, Finding Our Way, Davis explores the evolution of two schools of thought on Information Architecture and the development of authoritative online sources.
Note: Davis, N. Information Architecture: Two Schools of Thought. UX Matters. Retrieved from http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2012/11/informatio n-architectures-two-schools-of-thought.php

Information Wayfinding, Part 2: Elements of the Information Environment
by Tyler Tate (5/6/2013)
Subject: Information Architecture - Theory, Information Scent, Information Seeking Behavior
Language: English
Abstract: Part 2 of a series on information wayfinding: Tyler scrutinizes the nature of information environments by investigating their most fundamental elements. In doing so, he subtly reframes the way we think about interacting with information on Web sites, in mobile applications, and in other digital experiences.
Note: Tate, T. (May 6, 2013). Information Wayfinding, Part 2: Elements of the Information Environment. UX Matters. Retrieved from http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2013/05/informatio n-wayfinding-part-2-elements-of-the-information- environment.php

Information Wayfinding, Part 3: Designing for Wayfinding
by Tyler Tate (3/14/2014)
Subject: Information Architecture - Theory, Information Scent, Information Seeking Behavior
Language: English
Abstract: How can we make ever-growing volumes of information accessible and useful to people without overwhelming them? In the third and final installment of a series on information wayfinding, Tyler looks at how people move through information environments, the behavior of wayfinding, and outlines a set of guidelines for building Web sites and applications that enable people to make sense of continually expanding volumes of information without their becoming overwhelmed.
Note: Tate, T. (March 14, 2014). Information Wayfinding, Part 3: Designing for Wayfinding. UX Matters. Retrieved from http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2014/03/informatio n-wayfinding-part-3-designing-for-wayfinding-1.php

Putting IA Theory into Pratice
by Nathaniel Davis (1/21/2013)
Subject: Information Architecture - Practices, Information Architecture - Theory
Language: English
Note: Davis, N. (January 21, 2013). Putting IA Theory into Practice UX Matters. Retrieved from http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2013/01/putting-ia- theory-into-practice.php

Books

Content Everywhere: Strategy and Structure for Future Ready Content
by Sara Wachter-Boettcher (12/12/2012)
Subject: Content Management
Language: English
Abstract: Care about content? Better copy is not enough. As devices and channels multiply - and as users expect to easily relate, share, and shift information - we need content that can go more places, more easily. This book will help you stop creating fixed, single-purpose content and start making it more future-ready, flexible, and reusable by showing you how to: identify content micro elements, structure it in meaningful ways, and bring it to life through metadata and markup. This gives us content that is findable, adaptable, connectable, and transportable - allowing us to better manage it, and retain its meaning, in an unfixed web.
Note: Wachter-Boettcher, S. (2013). Content Everywhere: Strategy and Structure for Future-Ready Content. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Rosenfeld Media. Book, e-Book and PDF.

Design for Care: Innovating Healthcare Experience
by Peter Jones (5/21/2013)
Subject: Business Strategy, End Users, Experience Design
Language: English
Abstract: The world of healthcare is constantly evolving, ever increasing in complexity, costs, and stakeholders, and presenting huge challenges to policy making, decision making and system design. In Design for Care, we show how service and information designers can work with practice professionals and patients/advocates to make a positive difference in healthcare.
Note: Jones, P. (2013). Design for Care: Innovating Healthcare Experience. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Rosenfeld Media. Book, e-Book and PDF.

See What I Mean: How to use Comics to Communicate Ideas
by Kevin Cheng (12/5/2012)
Subject: Content Management, Design, Process & Techniques
Language: English
Abstract: Comics are a unique way to communicate, using both image and text to effectively demonstrate time, function, and emotion. Just as vividly as they convey the feats of superheroes, comics tell stories of your users and your products. Comics can provide your organization with an exciting and effective alternative to slogging through requirements documents and long reports. In See What I Mean, Kevin Cheng, OK/Cancel founder/cartoonist and founder of Off Panel Productions, will teach you how you can use comics as a powerful communication tool without trained illustrators.
Note: Cheng, K. (2013). See What I Mean: How to Use Comics to Communicate Ideas. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Rosenfeld Media. Book, e-Book and PDF.



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