Monday, March 10, 2008

IA resources

Generally, I keep saving lots of links in my bookmarks. So many times, people new to Information Architecture / User Experience ask me to share the resources that I refer to.

I am writing this post for all new entrants to the discipline of UXD. All the best!


The basic usability fixes could be done by downloading and reading and some creativity.

30 Basic usability issues to be aware of:


Some Good Websites (Jakob Nielsen...for what it's worth. Some good stuff, though) (Jared Spool's User Interface Engineering) (Don Norman's "Just Noticeable Difference" site--great excerpts from his books and papers) (UX Matters online magazine) (MS's adaptive systems approach) (the U.S. government's Section 508 page) (The Information Architecture Institute--esp. this page: ) (great blog about good and bad data visualization) (articles by Stephen Few, who wrote "Information Dashboard Design," among other stuff)

UserXperience Blogs: (Christina Wodtke, author of "Blueprints for Information Architecture") (Jesse James Garrett, author of "The Elements of User Experience") (the only UX-oriented comic strip I know of--hilarious!) (Keane's own Joe Lamantia's blog--very thoughtful!) (Peter Merholz, co-founder of Adaptive Path) (Lou Rosenfeld, co-author of "Information Architecture for the World-wide Web" and now book publisher) (Donna Mauer, IA extraordinaire in Australia)

Reading these blogs as well as subscribing to listservs from the IA Institute, IxDnet, and others is how I stay up to speed with what the "industry" is thinking.

Some More Blogs:

Jesse James Garret:

Louis Rosenfeld:

David Malouf:

Bill Scott:

Joshua Porter:

Keith Instone:



Dan Brown:

Some Newsletters:

Some More Websites:

Some Books:


  1. wonderful links. Thanx a lot :)

  2. Hi Jan, thanks for liking it. I am happy that it served the intended purpose. Saw your channel also. It is indeed a nice idea to use video as a media to share and disseminate knowledge. Great work.!!!