Understanding Context: Environment, Language, and Information Architecture

Understanding Context: Environment, Language, and Information Architecture #2020

Understanding Context Environment Language and Information Architecture To make sense of the world we re always trying to place things in context whether our environment is physical cultural or something else altogether Now that we live among digital always networked
  • Title: Understanding Context: Environment, Language, and Information Architecture
  • Author: Andrew Hinton
  • ISBN: 9781449326555
  • Page: 276
  • Format: ebook
  • To make sense of the world, we re always trying to place things in context, whether our environment is physical, cultural, or something else altogether Now that we live among digital, always networked products, apps, and places, context is complicated than ever starting with where and who we are.This practical, insightful book provides a powerful toolset to helpTo make sense of the world, we re always trying to place things in context, whether our environment is physical, cultural, or something else altogether Now that we live among digital, always networked products, apps, and places, context is complicated than ever starting with where and who we are.This practical, insightful book provides a powerful toolset to help information architects, UX professionals, and web and app designers understand and solve the many challenges of contextual ambiguity in the products and services they create You ll discover not only how to design for a given context, but also how design participates in making context.Learn how people perceive context when touching and navigating digital environmentsSee how labels, relationships, and rules work as building blocks for contextFind out how to make better sense of cross channel, multi device products or servicesDiscover how language creates infrastructure in organizations, software, and the Internet of ThingsLearn models for figuring out the contextual angles of any user experience
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    I felt that this book was a collection of interesting facts from different authors and sciences The amount of new books I added to my further reading as a result of reading this one is significant but I felt that it was disorganised jumping from one subject to another without tying it all together and connecting properly to the UX discipline I know about perception and about embodiment but it is not a groundbreaking discovery that changed how I approach design The most interesting pages for me [...]

    The book is packed with extensive and deep knowledge, but seen as a book product , it s far from excellence There s an agglomerate of concepts, ideas, theories from several areas of knowledge, all quite interesting to read, but sometimes seemingly redundant Going too deep into a certain concept, intended to be supportive, often sidetracks from the main line of thought So using a secondary concept, however interesting, turns out counterproductive, as it didn t in fact help to convey the thought, [...]

    The author offers a paradigm change in the way people understand learn about objects and the environment they are in The idea is that the physical world forms the basis of our internal models and how the language we use affects and is affected by the physical, and how the digital world affects everything At some point in time, there is an introduction to Information Architecture and where that fits in the model the author is suggesting It s true that there seems to be some rapid jumping of topic [...]

    This book applies to a domain much larger than the world of Information Architecture Though it lands directly in the weeds of that particular discipline, it provides an amazing synthesis of many disciplines that are currently grappling with sensemaking, placemaking, and a general understanding of our context in the 21st century Personally, this book helped me connect some of the seemingly random dots in my work, life, and study up this point I realize now that my love for philosophy, my study an [...]

    Thoughtful, deep It s drawn out though I think it would be effective at conveying the same points in half the space I left the book a bit overwhelmed by the size of the Context challenges that we face and by the fact it s growing exponentially now as our digital systems pervade our physical contexts But that s not the author s fault I went in expecting of a set of tools and methodologies, but that s not what the author set out to create This is of an overview of how humans create context and [...]

    This is an extremely thought provoking, accessible, and seemingly comprehensive coverage of a fairly abstract topic Overall this feels mostly like a philosophical work, which was very unexpected for an O Reilly publication, but it s simultaneously grounded in plenty of practical explanations and examples such that one could make use of the ideas in a wide variety of design related business scenarios and design here can even be interpreted fairly loosely without loss of practical applications I s [...]

    Todella metaa Mielenkiintoista, joskin paikoin aika raskasta metatason jaarittelua esimerkiksi siit , miten paikanilmaisut muuttuvat siin , kun konteksti muuttuu onko kirja siell eli vaikka ty paikalla vai t ll eli kotona, ja jos t ll niin muuttuuko ilmaisuksi siell jos kirja on kirjahyllyss eik t ll edess ni sohvap yd ll Ehk t m sitten auttaa ymm rt m n sen, ett maailmaa ja asioita tulee tarkastella useasta eri n k kulmasta, mutta kai se olisi tullut selv ksi v hemm ll kin.

    I can t comprehend how commercial publisher have done this gibberish book O Really It s OK for academia, where abstract speculations are totally welcome, but for publishing house catering for working professionals Anyway, I had a trust in O Reilly and bought that book without reading mucho reviews It was a disappointment The book is long, empty and completely useless for anyone who works with context rich systems.

    Just finished Understanding Context Hinton has done an excellent job of taking some core principles in a field of psychology that is still emerging and framed the relevance of contextual thinking in the work we do as designers of digital systems Truly impressed.

    Kind of long and meandering but this could be an excellent textbook introducing user centered information work The ideas, examples, and other work it points out to are applicable across iSchool type programs and professions.

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