Z515 Spring 2015

Power of representation

The Norman reading was one of my favorites because it made me think about something I have never actively studied before. I really enjoyed the topic of representation. How you represent information is incredibly important, but I think its often overlooked (at least I have overlooked it). How you represent something influences how people think about it, which has huge consequences. Depending on the representation the same problem can be easy or difficult.

Taking a class on information architecture I assumed it would basically be about structuring data, but I now believe an equally important task is identifying an appropriate representation for the data based on the users and their goals.

This entry was written by Eugene Mullen and published on February 2, 2015 at 3:12 am. It’s filed under Modeling and Representation, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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