December 29th, 2006
The Josh and Jared Show: Episode #1 (24mb, 47m)
Joshua Porter and Jared Spool
Recorded on December 19, 2006 at the studios of User Interface Engineering.
The producer for this episode was Brian Christiansen.
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This is the inaugural episode of a new show we’re temporarily calling The Josh and Jared Show. Every few weeks, my colleague Joshua Porter and I will get together and discuss the interesting happenings in the world of experience design.
This episode focused on the role of information architecture and some of the changes the discipline is undergoing. Among the things Josh and I discussed in this episode are:
- Josh’s post: Why do People Tag?
- Gene Smith’s Tagging Cheat Sheet
- Differences in tagging on Del.icio.us and Flickr
- How important is the categorization of items on Amazon?
- The weak way Best Buy for Business does categories
- Josh’s war on information architecture
- When is completeness necessary for an information taxonomy?
- Will there be an evolutionary change in how law firms organize electronic information?
- Would you call the people working on Netflix’s movie recommendation system Information Architects?
- The difference between Specialists and Generalists
We want this show to be interactive. Send us your thoughts and questions. You can post them as a comment to this blog, send them in email, or use the feedback feature of uie.com. If you’re really adventurous, send us a short (30 seconds or less) audio comment as an MP3 file and we’ll include it in a future episode.
One way you can help us is to suggest new names for the show. While Josh & I are both fond of our names, we think the show could be named something more creative. What do you think?Tweet