CS 4634 – Design of Information

 

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We use design methods to give names to the various things we do to design the display of information, to help us consider different ways of doing things and reflect on how we have done things before.

But remember, each one of these is just a method!

 

     
INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE

PRACTICAL GUIDE TO INFORMATION DESIGN
METHOD USES LECTURE CHAPTER
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CHAPTER PG OTHER SOURCES
DESIGN EDUCATION:        
It's Just a Method learning to design the process of designing           "Its Just Method"
IDEATION:          
brainstorming problem solving, team building        

design journal idea mining          
"Eames method" - look at problem/situation at different scales problem analysis           Powers of Ten video
visual thinking ("Look, See, Imagine, Show") externalizing ideas           Dan Roam's Back of The Napkin
morphological (or "Zwicky") box exhaustive enumeration of design space         Swedish Morphological Society
Dan Roam's 6x6 or "S.Q.V.I.Delta" product morphology           Dan Roam's Back of The Napkin
Experience prototyping UxD (experience design)           IDEO , Brenda Laurel (her book)
AUDIENCE AND USER RESEARCH:              
quick ethnography get sense of people           "Designing with ethnography"
personas representing audience/user           Interaction Design Ten Steps to Personas
audience advocates representing audience/user            
REFLECTION:              
design journal reflection           Schon, D. Reflective Practitioner
design journal structuring reflection           Uses IA ideas to organize journal
REFINEMENT:              
K-J or affinity diagram group prioritization           Jared Spool/UIE
concept selection (or "Pugh") matrix systematic selection           SixSigma.com
recombinant construction synthesis          
Draw at random decision making when all else is equal           The I Ching on the Net
SEMANTICS          
deconstruction semantic analysis           One person's view
semantics, subtracting affect semantic analysis        
semantics, map of associations semantic analysis        
genre analysis semantic analysis         Harrison, et. al. "The How of XFR"
hunting the metaphor semantic analysis        
audience research analysis        
DISSECTION          
dissection programming analysis         machine dissection
PROJECT PLANNING          
Delphi planning project planning, team building           Mindtools
PROJECT TOOLS          
Ask a product engineer: what the product does well, does poorly and what he wishes it did Selecting tools and software to use 16 367      
LABELING DESIGN          
labeling using structure & content first pass        
labeling based on competition heuristic understanding, alternative ideas        
labeling from authors alternative ideas          
labeling based on audience focus group identify audience, bottom-up semantics        
labeling card sort open first pass bottom-up semantics         special case of K-J or affinity, above
labeling card sort closed refine bottom-up semantics         special case of K-J or affinity, above
INFORMATION ARCH          
Information Architecture Process Info Architecture Design 10 232    
IA background research context research 10 234    
IA presentation & meetings context research 10 254    
IA stakeholder interviews context research 10 254    
IA technology assessment context research        
IA heuristic evaluation content research        
IA content analysis content research        
IA content mapping content research         Computer-aided content analysis
Noah's Ark (find a couple of each kind of document for developing content map) content research          
               
Interviews user research          
Personas user research           Perfecting Your Personas
Reconciling market segments and personas
DESIGN REPRESENTATION          
Diagramming information representation, presentation 12 292    
IA blueprints representation, documentation 12 296    
IA wireframes representation, documentation 12 307    
IA content mapping representation, documentation 12 313    
IA content modeling representation, documentation 12 317    
IA controlled vocabularies representation, documentation 12 324    
sketching representation, documentation 12 294    
web-based prototypes representation, documentation 12 329      
MANAGMENT OF INNOVATION          
Bring in people who make you uncomfortable ideation           Sutton, R. Weird Ideas that Work
Find some happy people and make them fight radical ideation and implementation           Sutton, R. Weird Ideas that Work
Reward success and failure, punish inaction organizational learning, implementation         Sutton, R. Weird Ideas that Work

 

 

rev 2015.08.31

 

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