BLOGGING: Scribbles & musings

This is a much needed reimagination of my previous personal website, which carried the torch for almost 12 years (12 years. Hard to believe it's been that much) without many changes to either its architecture or its visual design. I must confess that witnessing its inevitable descent from the “cool website” part of the spectrum to the “sucks-big-time website” abyss that awaits on the other side was a strangely fascinating experience. As Tom Waits says, “everything goes to hell, anyway”, and while you can certainly learn a lot in the process, I didn't let things go waltzing into Mordor on purpose. What happened was that, as with every respectable cobbler in the history of cobbling, my own child was shoeless while I happily contributed my time and skills to other projects, all the time reassuring myself that a complete redesign was just around the corner. I just needed a couple of hours more. Yep. Just you wait and see.

You have the result of the realization this was clearly self-delusional and going nowhere right in front of you. And you seeing this, man that's a huge plus in my book. On the minus side, the process of listing, vetting, editing where necessary, and then moving a sizeable number of articles over here will take some time, so I focused on relevant and necessary first. This means there will be fewer articles for a while, but fewer is still better than none.
You'll also find an incomplete list of articles I intend to carry over from the old website at the bottom of the page. Expect them to pop up in here in a few weeks to a few months, and expect substantial changes to the structure of this page as well. For what is worth, I'm planning to follow the timeline outlined below, but no promises.

Available as of March 2017

Systems thinking 101

The architecture of cross-channel ecosystems

The architecture of information

Architect and architecture

Teaching systems

Placemaking 101

Sketching intent paths

What is cross-channel

Information architecture for ubiquitous ecologies

Horse ebooks and the death of music

Of patterns and structures

A conversation on the architecture of information

Persons not numbers

Upcoming

End of April

Classification and its consequences

Digital naives

Fan fiction, Orlando, and interlacement

Architecture 101

Grues and Dark Places

A preliminary IA bibliography

The poetics of information architecture

The ethics and politics of information architecture

End of May

From digital to physical spaces

Bad places good places

The Seduction of Semantics and the Third Wave

Mobile is not the answer

World IA Day

To index or not to index

End of Summer

Products are services

On being smart

Borderline behavior

Four colors and a chicken pomodoro

Architectures of Meaning

Pervasive IA Workshop

Workshoppe a la Parisienne

The IA Happy Cab 1-2-3

A wheelbarrow of PPT slides

Big rock, small rock, and chorizo sausage


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