Comment: Livia Labate (Mar 14, 2005)
I think that is a GREAT idea. I can volunteer a couple of stories. These horror stories are tremendously helpful in creating better IA solutions.
Speaking of this my all-time favourite IA Summit presentation was Samantha Bailey's in 2003 when she talked about what DIDN'T go well in a redesign effort. It sure makes me think three times before I consider anything like a Wizard again...
Comment: Eric Scheid (Mar 14, 2005)
My tale of woe is at http://IAwiki.net/HorrorStories
B&A also published an article by Adam Greenfield of the tale of how an IA project in Japan went awry: http://www.boxesandarrows.com/archives/how_to_architect_sites_across_cultures_without_losing_your_mind.php
Comment: Nick Finck (Mar 17, 2005)
Lou, I'd be more than happy to publish something along these lines. Bring it on!
Comment: Dave Linabury (Mar 21, 2005)
*client interprets a black and white line art wireframe to be the final deliverable*
This one happened to me today, in fact.
Comment: Lou (Mar 21, 2005)
...and I'll bet there were disclaimers, verbal and on the diagram itself, to no avail...
Comment: Jim O'Brien (Sep 23, 2005)
Talking about the horror stories are great. I have definitely had my share.
That's all well and good. However, what is important but more generally lacking are solutions to the problems.
So, if you post a problem or "death," be sure to post your resolution or a suggested resolution for the problem.
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