On the argus site (perhaps you’ve seen it) an interesting interview with Vivian Bliss
“People: An Interview with Vivian Bliss
A librarian with a JD, Vivian discusses the trials and successes of designing and maintaining an enterprise-wide information architecture within Microsoft’s intranet environment. ”
New software designed for IA’s to let them design
their white paper is a bit– well, you read it and let me know what you think.
PLAY (Via http://www.giantant.com/antenna/)
“Play is a Swedish HCI research studio which “investigates and invents the future of human-computer interaction.” They’ve published a bunch of interesting papers, on interface topics from Baby Faces to Hierarchical Flip Zooming to Designing Everyday Computational Things to Pirates!. ”
Steven Johnson is always readable. His interview with Cory Doctorow is no exception. Anyone interested in collaborative filtering or new browse methods should check it out.
The Joys of Prototyping (via xblog.com)
“At the heart of any good user-centered design process is the practice of
prototyping. By creating and testing interfaces in rough format, designers
are able to feed through improvements and feedback from users quickly and
easily. This in turn helps to ensure a final product that is an evolved
solution, in the sense that it has been through a number of iterations and
emerged as fit for the job in question.”