SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: who's doing cool stuff?
Re: SIGIA-L: who's doing cool stuff?
From: James Weinheimer (jamesw_at_princeton.edu)
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 09:42:26 EDT
I don't know if this is related to your subject or not, but I have been very
interested in putting technical documentation into web format. I have a lot of
experience with our internal technical documentation, which was originally put on
the web strictly for our own purposes. It turned out that it is now well-consulted
by others, and I have been involved in other documentation.
A lot of the issues discussed on this list seem to "reformat" pretty well into our
own problems, as long as the "audience" is taken into account. People are people,
after all, and general principles concerning how they navigate seem to apply to all
Laura Boutwell wrote:
> Forgive my terseness, it's only that i'm so busy on a type of site i have yet to
> see really discussed on this listserve - b2b. Yeah, it's true, there's a lot
> hype about these unknown beasts. At my firm we're building marketplaces, and
> what really drives info arch and design more than anything else is identifying
> current workflow in a business system and either translating or retooling it for
> web-based applications. User habits, usability, and user-driven technology are
> industry-specific, so a lot of common assumptions in info arch are too broad or
> too e-commerce-centric to help me in my work. One problem in evalutating b2b
> work is that is so frequently private - often very few people can appreciate the
> well-designed marketplace. We at lante.com frequently cite e-Bay as a
> marketplace type which people can understand, but that's a public site - we're
> designing private sites.
> It's a whole 'nother kettle of fish as to whether the increasing privitization
> of the web is "cool," but in any case it's a new model.
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