Charles Cooper speaking at X-Pubs 2008 in London

Charles will will be presenting one session and one workshop at the X-Pubs Conference on June 22-24, 2008 – London, United Kingdom: How to Master Taxonomy and Information Architecture (Session) What’s so important about Taxonomy and Information Architecture? You wouldn’t build a bridge or a house without a plan, why would you build your document […]

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Judging Webpages – how fast is fast?

How fast can you decide if something is pretty or not? It doesn’t take much time at all, apparently. We’ve all heard about how quickly people can scan a website to decide if it’s somewhere where they’re willing to spend their time and I was wondering about some of the research that was used to […]

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Paper Laptops?

There’s a fascinating article on ‘The Morning News’ describing a series of paper laptops that were designed by a group of students in North Carolina. They actually use the laptops in class to ‘talk to one another’, much in the same way that Neopets allow kids to keep a pet. (more…)

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Personas

How do you write if you’re just starting out, and have no feedback from your readers yet? If you’re writing for a Web 2.0 audience, how do you decide the level of interaction you should have, if you don’t have a “baseline” to start from? Sometimes when we write, our writing (and the information provided) […]

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Making the writing “easy to scan”

In a comment to a previous post, I was asked about the importance of making the writing “easy to scan”, what it meant and how to best accomplish it – bolding text? providing overviews? I started out writing a quick reply, but it quickly grew into something that deserved its own post. So, what’s the […]

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