SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: [Sigia-l] Re: first principals (bias
RE: [Sigia-l] Re: first principals (bias in cataloging & classification)
From: Chris Shafer (chris_at_clshafer.com)
Date: Tue Mar 11 2003 - 17:11:31 EST
And I suspect we'd discover that much like graphic design, ideas
potential solution can often be cross-fertilized with ideas from another
We've done "UI Model Concepting" at the beginning of a number of
our IA engagements - basically coming up with different high level
approaches for organizing a site. For the recent Kodak.com redesign
we started with one version that organized contents around products
and product information, another that had everything revolve around
life events, and another that was very much organized around key
tasks that had been identified in the discovery period. We knew we
were going to end up with a hybrid, but wanted to create purposefully
skewed starting points in order to gauge where the weighting should
be in the final design. If you look a the redesigned site - it is
definitely a hybrid approach.
We represented the UI models as a series wireframe click-throughs.
The actual content categorization didn't change much between versions,
but what elements you chose to feature on the home page, and the
relative weighting of content areas in the secondary pages did differ.
We did end up doing some user testing, but it was of limited value
(the tests were set up for very granular task completion, and the
wireframes weren't developed enough to support this)
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