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Oct 14, 2001: More Diagrams from Jess and Me

Jess McMullin and I have taken one last pass at our diagram of how we see the various flavors of "post-Web information system design" (such as information architecture) and how they relate to established fields like merchandising and data modeling. Click on the thumbnail below to get the full image:

Of course we felt that we couldn't cram enough into the diagram, so we came up with another:

Here we're using the old "blind men and the elephant" to make the point that all of our new fields are just limited views of the same big and unruly animal. Whether we're in knowledge management, CRM, or interaction design, we're all looking to synthesize existing fields' tools, techniques, and experiences into something new, with its own methodology and perspective, to design increasingly complex information systems.

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