Web design space

12 Oct 2005 - 2:57am
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Alex Atanasov

Hi All,

this is my first post here so let me introduce himself.
I'm a PhD student last year and I study the problems of Web design information modeling from the view point of design/art.

As a part of my study I stand up with this problem - how to organize Web design theory space, which include terms like (alphabetical sort):
- Artificial Intelligence
- Card Sorting
- Human Centered Design
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Information Architecture
- Information Design
- Information Modeling
- Information Theory
- Interaction Design
- Internalization/Globalization
- Navigation - Topic Maps, Tag Clouds, Faceted Classification ...
- Patterns
- Personas
- Return On Investment
- Semantic Web
- Usability
- Usage Centered Design
- User Centered Design
- User Experience
- User Interface

Miss I something?

Is there anyone that can tell what is the connection between these terms?

Analyzing this information I can say certainly that:

1. There is no good/complete enough theory or method that can explain Web design as a phenomenon and that can solve/improve his problems fully.

2. There are methods - combination between design and programming, there are methods using only programming approach, but there is no methods using pure design approach. By "design approach" I mean classical for design (not web) methods and properties of composition and etc. May be one exception are metaphors in the web.

Any comments on this are welcome.


Aleksandar Atanasov,
MetaVisia, www.metavisia.com


12 Oct 2005 - 7:17am
Todd Warfel

The Elements of User Experience by Jesse James Garrett wil answer
many of your questions

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