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It understandable as a whole When we make things for others to use the architecture of information that we choose greatly affects our ability to deliver our intended message to our users We all face messes made of information and people I define the word “mess” the same way that most dictionaries do “A situation where the interactions I think this is a great book for getting started with information architecture I read it in about 100 minutes I have the great big polar bear book Information Architecture for the World Wide Web but confess I have never gotten around to reading it I am not an Information Architect but I am interested in understanding information architect Because it is not my job I have made do with reading articles here and there over the years but never reading that bigger bookI regard this book as an introduction or setting things straight book and as such I feel it was great Over the summer I will read Andrew Hinton s Understanding Context That will be a much substantial in depth look at information architecture Reading Abby Covert s book is a nice preparation for that I can see me sharing sections of it with developers system architects product owners etc via the online version of the book The diagram section especially the matrix diagram is useful I want to try the matrix diagram on a particular project I have and I think it would be useful on some other projects in the pipeline I have made diagrams before but it was nice to have her top 10 styles laid out like this for comparison It gave them contextI really like the language section in Chapter 4 Choose a Direction This is stuff I do know but I like the way she presented the information To use her own words language matters I could see me using this to explain some of my work to people not in my field technical communication I feel I get tongue tied annoying when you are a communicator when people uestion something I do and the uestion is unexpected or new to me Abby Covert has a few 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book but I will re visit it again There are some exercises at the end of each chapter I did not do them while reading I did think about them for a bit but I think they are good exercises like doing scales on the piano so they are handy to A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, use when I need some practiceI think this book is also a Just Wars and Moral Victories uick answer to the discussions I ve anecdotally heard about on the internet among UX people are we forgetting our roots in information architecture Those people can grab a coffee or two and get a refresher course from this book in less than two hoursNow I am ready to read Andrew Hinton s Understanding Context book over the next couple of months

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Between people and information are confusing or full of difficulties” Who doesn’t bump up against messes made of information and people every day This book provides a seven step process for making sense of any mess Each chapter contains a set of lessons as well as workbook exercises architected to help you to work through your own me Nice introduction to Information Architecture with simple advice on how to process and organise a complex topic With templates to guide you and some examples it s easy to follow and to read and most of the times it feels all common sense but the one that is not so evident to applyI think a good way to make the most of this book is to take an example of some mess of yours and try to apply as you read the steps Else it makes a collection of good to know recommendations on defining intent structure drawing concepts definition measuring That stays very conceptual Engendering Song up against messes made of information and people every day This book provides a seven step process for making sense of any mess Each chapter contains a set of lessons as well as workbook exercises architected to help you to work through your own me Nice introduction to Information Architecture with simple advice on how to process and organise a complex topic With templates to guide you and some examples it s easy to follow and to read and most of the times it feels all common sense but the one that is not so evident to applyI think a good way to make the most of this book is to take an example of some mess of yours and try to apply as you read the steps Else it makes a collection of good to know recommendations on defining intent structure drawing concepts definition measuring That stays very conceptual

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Everything is getting complex It is easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of information we encounter each day Whether at work at school or in our personal endeavors there’s a deepening and inescapable need for people to work with and understand information Information architecture is the way that we arrange the parts of something to make This book is a mess It s not a book really I d call it a pamphletThe text gives basic common sense level knowledge about sorting out messes Now this doesn t sound that bad The book explores some important points such as Start with why Who matters What before how These considerations are indispensable for information architecture work and design related work of any kind Unfortunately the book is in a severe shortage of substance These points need to be really well understood accepted internalized If a book can help to get there it s fantastic Not this book though It repeats overly generalized points in page long shallow chapters but adds no substance and doesn t do anything to turn them into knowledge A header often says it all One good thing is a list of 10 types of diagrams Then again not that it s hard to find it elsewereThe language is extremely simplified on purpose as it is a book about information architecture for everybody The simplified definitions are good and it never harms to repeat them It also makes for the blandest read ever


10 thoughts on “How to Make Sense of Any Mess

  1. says:

    This book is a brilliant introduction to information architecture It's short and easy to read but covers all the bases It will make sense and pr

  2. says:

    I came to this book with very high expectations after I heard it called the Don't Make Me Think of Information Architecture Sadly it didn't live up to that hype In the hands of a good teacher I have no doubt this would be an excellent textbook to accompany a course but on its own it's only OK In trying to write a succinct and versatile primer on IA for anyone Covert has gone too far in eschewing concrete examples Many of the self

  3. says:

    This book is a mess It's not a book really; I'd call it a pamphletThe text gives basic common sense level knowledge about sorting out messes Now this doesn't sound that bad The book explores some important points such as Start with why Who matters What before how These considerations are indispensable for information architecture work and design related work of any kind Unfortunately the book is in a severe shortage of substance

  4. says:

    This is a deceptively thoughtful read written as a short and snappy layman's guide to information architecture that belies its sophistication It serves well as a intuitive reminder of the effort and focus necessary to solve sense making problems effectivelyAbby does a great job of reframing complex concepts in a straightforward manner and the book helps shine a light on the implicit assumptions biases shortcuts and oversights ofte

  5. says:

    While I enjoyed and appreciated this book for what it was a high altitude overview of IA I really hoped the author would get a bit into the details as they pertain to specific industries such as website design Maybe a follow up

  6. says:

    I think this is a great book for getting started with information architecture I read it in about 100 minutes I have the great big polar bear book Information Architecture for the World Wide Web but confess I have never gotten around to reading it I am not an Information Architect but I am interested in understanding information architect Because it is not my job I have made do with reading articles here and there over the year

  7. says:

    Nice introduction to Information Architecture with simple advice on how to process and organise a complex topic With templates to gui

  8. says:

    This book is a uick read but you have to slow down to get something out of it The value of the ideas only becomes clear after you've written or drawn a summary of them Perhaps that's the point if information is a workable material you need to do the work to get something out of this book It isn't a straight forward how to manual but it delivers The section on diagramming was the strongest part with clear and informative

  9. says:

    Absolutely brilliant book Possibly my second favorite professional book of the year after Brave New Work Essential for anyone doing knowledge work solving problems or spending time in new territory Extremely readable and well designed perfect for always being on my desk

  10. says:

    Honesty this could have been a long form blog post but never the less an informative read

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