A color wheel organizes information: colors, visual relations between colors, color terms, terms of relation between colors.
We’ll take a couple of weeks to consider and work with the ideas of organization and design, and then turn to drafting an article for publication on Medium.
1. Start a new page on the wiki for your NotesAboutOrganizing - followed by your initials
2. Read Lynch, Chap 3: Information Architecture. There are three sections to this chapter, based on the principles and methods that web designers and writers (IA people) engage: collecing and organizing the information - structuring the site - presenting the site structure.
Be ready to discuss and comment on all three sections: ready to look at these ideas in class, identify them on web sites, use them yourselves (card sorting), define them (taxonomies, hierarchies) … This material is not skimmable. We’ll be working with these ideas in class, so have some notes ready.
- Lynch, Interface Design
- A way-finding, classification, and mapping exercise