Information Design for the New Web 1

My heart is breaking that I will miss Ellyssa Kroski’s presentation at CIL on Monday, April 16th. THIS IS ONE NOT TO MISS!

Information design for the Web has changed.

People are changing the way that they consume online information, as well as their expectations about its delivery. The social nature of the Web brings with it an expectation of interaction with information and modern Web design is reflecting that. There are now alternate forms of navigation including the ability to browse by user, tag clouds, tabbed navigation etc. Advances in technology along with these shifts in user expectations are affecting the way that information is laid out on a webpage. Today’s websites are aiming for intuitive and usable interfaces which are continuously evolving in response to user needs. Website designers are approaching information design differently and designing simple, interactive websites which incorporate advancements in Web interface design, current Web philosophies, and user needs. Information design for the New Web is simple, it is social, and it embraces alternate forms of navigation.

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  • Andrew Pass

    Michael, If the Internet has changed so much in the last ten years, how do you predict it will change in the next ten years? I’m wondering if there will be a way to demonstrate differentiations in websites without having to type in a different address. Wouldn’t it be incredible if the web appeared on your screen as a map and you could simply move from site to site by moving your mouse. What sites would be most closely connected to this one? Of course, you’d still have to have the option of typing in an address since it might be the fastest way to move from one side of the map to another. These maps would have to be different depending on the user, as there are so many different ways of conceptualizing the organization of the Internet.

    Andrew Pass

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