SIGIA-L Mail Archives: [Sigia-l] RE: Usability in Fancy Clothes?
[Sigia-l] RE: Usability in Fancy Clothes?
From: Joe Sokohl (joe_at_sokohl.com)
Date: Mon Oct 21 2002 - 22:50:11 EDT
> At 05:49 PM 10/18/2002 -0400, Paul Bryan IA wrote:
> Did someone say user experience design is usability dressed up in fancy
Whitney Quesenbery wrote:
>> So, would it also be fair to say that information architecture is
>> dressed up in fancy clothes?
>> I know that we are in the midst of a struggle for clarity in
>> but I wonder why we so often seem to do it by denigrating others.
Thank you, Whitney! As always, you cut through to the point so well. I
think you're exactly right on your vector analogy. Too, having come to
this field from the ranks of the technical writers, I've seen so many
parallels to my former career echoed in the language of others: HCI, IA,
ID, ID, and so on.
Also, don't clothes make the field? ;)
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