SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] inviting, welcoming, open, approachable?
Re: [Sigia-l] inviting, welcoming, open, approachable?
On Mar 30, 2007, at 12:24 AM, Eric Scheid wrote:
> quoted from:
>> 4. The term accessible covers what today’s information architects
>> refer to as
>> ‘findability’. But accessible has another implication, one of
>> inviting people
>> in, being welcoming, open, and approachable. I may be wrong, but I
>> see no
>> reference to these all-important characteristics in the information
>> architecture toolbag.
Haven't time at the mo' to check the link, but I've settled on the
term 'learnability' as a vast simplification of 'a design that most
users in the intended audience will find easy to map to existing
mental models of something they already know how to do or interact
"The only people who value your specialist knowledge are the ones who
already have it." - William Tozier
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