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Information Architecture - Organization Systems

Information Architecture - Organization Systems

MS in Digital Content Management - University of Barcelona

Radina Matic

October 20, 2014
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  1. Organization Systems
    Structures
    Anna Rovira
    &
    Radina Matic
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    Schemes

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  2. Let me tell you a story...
    Getting help as a programming newbie
    Back in 2003 I was dabbling in Flash 5:
    https://cdn.tutsplus.com/active/uploads/legacy/articles/017_flashStory/img/about-flash5.png

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  3. And I became addicted to
    forums
    ActionScript.org was my main fix, erm...resource
    Today forum has 37 forums with 11 main categories:
    ❏ ActionScript Forums Group
    ❏ Flash General Questions
    ❏ Flex
    ❏ Extensions and Plugins
    ❏ Desktop, Mobile and non-browser Environments
    ❏ Supporting Technologies
    ❏ General Flash discussion boards
    ❏ Community Boards
    ❏ Flash In Action
    ❏ Decommissioned
    ❏ CMS Forums

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  4. Other similar Flash forums
    FlashKit.com was one of the most visited
    Today it has
    31 subforums

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  5. Crosspost rage...
    ...or how I decided to write posting instructions for other newbies
    http://www.actionscript.org/forums/showthread.php3?s=&threadid=18079
    http://www.actionscript.org/forums/showthread.php3?t=21610

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  6. Jump to 2014...
    ...on forums people are still fighting the same battle

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  7. Let’s recap
    What is wrong with forums as tech support resource?
    “Software designed for discussion has been co-opted for user support”
    Main problems:
    ❏ Moderation (cross-posting, double posting, miscategorized posts...)
    ❏ Search engine results often bring up obsolete and useless results
    ❏ Original topics diverge in time, turn to chit-chat or get trolled
    ❏ Long list of replies and the thing you are interested in is on page 43
    Jorge Castro (Ubuntu, Canonical) at Open Help Conference 2013

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  8. Forums Are Dead
    Long Live Forums
    Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) dixit

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  9. But before the
    there was a paradigm shift
    Categories vs. Tags
    Ontology vs. Folksonomy

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  10. ...
    ...
    http://www.newshelves.com/book-distribution/autum-cool-bookshelves/

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  11. Star
    was
    born
    ...

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  12. Voting
    rulez
    ...

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  13. User Power
    By forgoing formal classification, tags enable a huge amount of user-produced organizational value, at vanishingly
    small cost.
    Shirky: Ontology is Overrated -- Categories, Links, and Tags
    http://www.shirky.com/writings/ontology_overrated.html

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  14. Power User
    ...we're dealing with a significant break -- by
    letting users tag URLs and then
    aggregating those tags, we're going to be
    able to build alternate organizational
    systems, systems that, like the Web itself,
    do a better job of letting individuals create
    value for one another, often without
    realizing it.
    Shirky: Ontology is Overrated -- Categories, Links,
    and Tags
    http://www.shirky.com/writings/ontology_overrated.html

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  15. ...
    ...
    More
    than
    code

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  16. ...
    ...
    Future?
    Thanks!
    Radina Matic - [email protected]
    Anna Rovira - [email protected]

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