SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: librarians and adobe
Re: SIGIA-L: librarians and adobe
From: Tanya Rabourn (rabourn_at_pophaus.com)
Date: Tue Oct 17 2000 - 12:10:52 EDT
> Sorry, I didn't mean this to be a guessing game, I really thought someone
> would say, well these are non-intuitive taxonomies with labels that don't
> reflect the user's perception of how the products should be grouped or the
> naming of those grouping, and there must be something wrong when Photoshop
> is under four separate headers and maybe the products should simply be
> alphabetically organized.... but maybe it is just me.
I think this browsing list works well, with a few exceptions. Most Adobe
customers probably identify their needs using the same labels (web, print,
motion). The way they chose to display the headings "collections" and
"technologies" seems a bit incongruous. Choosing a trademarked name
"ePaper" for a label does not fit in with the rest of the scheme.
Otherwise, I think it works. I, as a customer, may know that I want to
look at software for producing publications for print, but I may not
have a clue what InCopy or Dimensions could do for me. I would overlook
the products I am unfamiliar with in a purely alphabetical list.
- Tanya Rabourn
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Well, I feel like I'm missing something really obvious. Otherwise, the
> > thing I see that seem quite ridiculous to me is how they label every
> > link to each product with their brand ("Adobe") - as though this might be
> > misunderstood...
> > I don't have the requisite library science background to say why this
> > right, but this isn't right
> > http://www.adobe.com/products/main.html
> > Anyone care to be eloquent in agreeing or disagreeing with me?
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