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Information Architecture versus Visual Design: The Movie or When Worlds Collide: Collaborative Friction between Information Architecture and Visual Design
Sunday, 1:30 - 2:30
Session Three



Kim Laden
Information Architecture versus Visual Design: The Movie or When Worlds Collide: Collaborative Friction between Information Architecture and Visual Design
kim ladin, director o' information architecture, hot studio

This is a presentation consisting mainly of video segments culled from interviews with leaders in the interactive design community. The presentation lasts about 45 minutes, 27 minutes of which is video. It provides a great change of pace from the usual conference presentation format. The presentation addresses the theme "making connections" in terms of connections among different types of designers and among team members. We've attached some sample screen grabs from the rough cut of the presentation and video. Description: Visual designers complain that they've been reduced to "coloring in the boxes" on page schematics. Information architects suspect that graphic designers care more about looking cool than serving the needs of users. Why do these two groups, who have so much in common, so often find themselves at odds? What exactly are the friction points between information architects and visual designers? Where is the line between "creative tension" and destructive sibling rivalry? And can't we all just lea

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