SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] IA with Flash sites
Re: [Sigia-l] IA with Flash sites
On 8/5/05, tessa <tessalis_at_nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> Please don't let semantics get in the way.
[Obligatory aside: I hate it when people accuse me of this ;) As a
linguist, i find it very irritating that being accused of paying
attention to semantics (meaning of utterances) is an indication that
people think you're merely quibbling over minutiae.] I wasn't trying
to quibble, i was just trying to seat the current discussion in an
> "Best Practices" is a category I
> have used loosely to indicate what others are currently accomplishing. The
> implication being that just because it has been done, does not indicate the
> need to behave as lemmings.
No need to get defensive, i was agreeing with you! : )
> Academia is quite distant from the principles and practices of advertising
> and should not be included in this discussion.
I'm quite sure you're wrong on that. However, i was unclear, below is
> The ONLY issue in design is: does it solve the problem? Whether it's
> experiential, creative, pedestrian, boring, revolutionary, etc., is
> immaterial. Does it solve the problem? If we focus on that, the rest comes
> very easily.
In so far as that is the case, i would say that science/intellectual
pursuits are aiming at exactly the same thing.
> I assure you none of us are being lazy. I will go a step farther and say
> that my role is to insure laziness is nipped in the bud. Creatives and IA/ID
> are constantly troll the internet to see what is being done, and I formalize
> this in mini-audits when I can. We are a busy agency and we challenge each
Nor was i accusing you of being lazy. I've taken Ziya's beef to be a
displeasure w/ the desire to copy what others do, rather than figure
out something clever yourself. All i was remarking was that the best
practices of others can help you figure out something clever yourself.
> I would amend your statement that more knowledge is more power, and say that
> considered knowledge and attitude is power.
::grins:: And i would reply that Knowledge is Power, Attitude is the
will (in some cases arrogance) to use it.
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