Oftentimes, our IT departments attempt to solve the problem through the procurement of new technologies that come with the promise of improving findability only to find that <strong>the more technology we throw at the problem, the more complex it becomes</strong> and the further behind we fall.
Information may be infinite, however… the organisation of information is finite as it can only be organised by LATCH: Location, Alphabet, Time, Category, or Hierarchy.
No link is an island on the Web. No content is a silo. In a network, it pays to network.
Another development resource, beautiful in its utility, from the good folks at ZURB. Built with their wonderful Foundation front-end framework. Supersedes Weedy Garden's HigherEd RWD Directory and Brad Frost's Responsive Navigation Patterns as my favourite source of responsive design inspiration.
It's not how many clicks it takes; it's how many clicks it feels [and] "Looks Cool!" Should Never Interfere With "Works Well!"
I recently wanted to check my knowledge about the structure and origin of search results as served in a Google SERP before a meeting with a stakeholder. I specifically wanted to check their design and how to influence their utility for users. Here's a great, but slightly dated (2007), primer from Matt Cutts, a Software Engineer at Google. Search Result…
The way to reduce clutter is not to thin down and sprawl out the content; instead fix the design. Clutter and confusion are not attributes of information, they are failures of design.