SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: Selling Information Architecture (
RE: Selling Information Architecture (was SIGIA-L: Is Rome burning? -- for too long)
Date: Wed Feb 13 2002 - 16:36:57 EST
> When selling IA, it's crucial to shift perspective and see the
> the POV of the business you're dealing with, as opposed to the POV of
When selling ANYTHING you have to sell the BENEFITS (not the wiz-bang
features) from the Point of View (POV) of THAT UNIQUE
Lesson #1: Not all consumers are the same. (See user personas,
audience analysis, user profiling.)
Lesson #2: It's all about what consumers want/need. (See task
analysis, User Centered Design.)
Analysis: Marketing is no different from design in these respects.
By the way Ziya, hasn't spam taught you that subject lines generally
have nothing to do with the contents of a message? :)
I don't know what Rome has to do with IA at all...and in My Conceptual
Europe(TM), Rome represents the business' goals -- the benefits that
they value (e.g. "Competitive Advantage") -- from that perspective, IA
isn't even a suburb, it's just one of the ways to get there (maybe a
highway, a plane, a bike, or maybe a fuel-cell powered gyroscopic
Note that there are usually other ways to get "there".
Lyle's note to self: You're trying to quit thinking of virtual things
(like web sites) as "spaces", and now you're talking about the "Rome"
of Competitive Advantage... Would you quit that already?
User Experience Architect
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