Monthly Archives: August 2014

Reference Distance Zero: Beyond Linear Information Design

Summary: Designing information for paper was largely about managing reference distance. On the Web, the reference distance is zero. A completely different set of design requirements apply.   Linear information design Traditional information design thinking has always been linear. This is a consequence of the medium in which the vast majority of information was presented:… Read More »

Three components of content organization

As readers and content both go increasingly online, findability becomes an ever greater concern. The organization of content therefore becomes more and more important. Content can’t be effective if it is not found. There are three components to content organization: classification, relationships, and stickiness. Traditionally, we have focused most of our effort on classification as a… Read More »