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Toward a Unified Theory in User Experience Modeling. Posted on 11/06/2002.

Last Friday, because I'm a nerd, I attended a talk that Peter Morville gave on Information Architecture and Strategy. In it, Peter presented a model for information architecture that was eerily in line with JJG's Elements of User Experience.
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The iceberg is quite ancient in Internet comes from my keynote at IA2K:

I actually prefer Jesse's S-Planes.
Posted by Peter Morville @ 11/06/2002 08:17 AM PST [link to this comment]

I think that the models that we use to depict/describe IA - whether we're discussing/debating the subject or pitching it's value to our clients - need to converge on a central set of ideas (standards?) in order for the field to prosper.
Posted by Shane @ 11/06/2002 11:49 AM PST [link to this comment]

And both models probably owe something to the ISO network model, developed in the late 70s and the basis for much of what makes the Internet great:
Posted by Mike K @ 11/06/2002 12:57 PM PST [link to this comment]

I think depending on your audience, each model provides enough information to convey the consistent and best message. So it's not really one is better than the other, just that your audience will probably be more receptive to one or the other. Great juxtoposition.
Posted by ML @ 11/07/2002 08:35 AM PST [link to this comment]

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