SIGIA-L Mail Archives: [Sigia-l] For sale: "Best Buys"
[Sigia-l] For sale: "Best Buys"
A few years ago there was here a raging thread on the notion of "Best
Bets/Best Buys" as being, uhm, best practice for 'guiding' users into
meaningful results. Everybody was doin' it and how harmful could it possibly
I said then and I still think today "Best Bets" is normative and, in many
situations, plain evil.
A new study at Columbia sheds some light on how it influences choices:
I'm hoping that this is no longer so counterintuitive for some people as it
In design, interaction is the last resort.
IA Summit 2008: "Experiencing Information"
April 10-14, 2008, Miami, Florida
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