SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: SIGIA-L: Required reading? + Visio b
RE: SIGIA-L: Required reading? + Visio blueprints
Date: Thu Nov 09 2000 - 14:10:33 EST
Almost a month ago Dan Brown wrote: "PS: If you're firm can afford a large-format printer, make the investment!
rarely do diagrams smaller than 36" X 24" these days."
This is just a general observation (not directed at Dan), we need to be
very careful about insisting that sites are represented by site maps. The
Microsoft intranet supports over 2.5 million pages...if we followed the
typical methodology, would that be mapped?
Totally separate from this (showing my data background), is the fact that
site maps assume "static content" and even "static designs". I contend
that neither should be "givens". While even a particular page which
"assembles from live data" can be labeled and defined by its intent and
output and could be represented, should it?
If we go back to the original concepts embodied by hyperlinking, would you
map those relationships into something as visually structured as a site
I'm expecting a lot of response to this (and some healthy debate...for
which I'm voting to keep with the group, not the individual...this is a
discussion, not a lecture). I'm not saying that there cannot and should
not be representation; I am saying that I think that we've gotten too
comfortable with what a "site map" is and maybe need to look beyond it.
Senior Consultant / Information Architect
Luminant Worldwide, Dallas
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