SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: RE: SIGIA-L: who's doing cool stuff?
Re: RE: SIGIA-L: who's doing cool stuff?
From: Eric Reiss (reiss_at_cbc.dk)
Date: Thu Sep 14 2000 - 11:08:44 EDT
Mary D. writes:
>Maybe I am being a little thick, but I have always felt that the
>architect function is related not to interface design or usability
>requirements, but to how to structure the data, expose that structure so
>makes sense, and enable access to it."
Robert D. writes:
Whew! That really comes as a slap in the face to me...
Somebody please back me up on this!
And I write:
OK, Robert, here goes!!
Mary, how on earth can you "enable access" if you don't think about
usability or interface design?
Quite frankly, although business strategy, architecture, design,
navigation, and usability are separate issues, they cannot be perceived as
such by the site's visitors. These are the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver
etc. of the site.
Hence, although your particular area of expertise may lie in IA, if you
don't actively work together with the other experts on your web team, your
site is headed for trouble.
Cross-Border Communications A/S
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