UX or IR?

When approaching a new design, I could ask whether I'm striving to facilitate The Great User Experience or if I just want to help someone find out what time the movie starts, i.e. information retrieval, or somewhere on the spectrum between the two. This could be done before - and help fuel - decisions around useful, usable, and desirable.

Monday, July 22, 2002 | Permalink | Filed in Philosophy


Dreyfuss Mobile Phone

Survey of Web Genres

Doblin's Short, Grandiose Theory

Marsupial Mouse

Search method seeds

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Cost and Style

Litmus test for scent/meaning

Shifting information goals

Theory: EBay as Flea Market

Teaching in Sound Bites