As Creative Director for UX architecture (UXA) at the BBC, Dan Ramsden leads a team of IA specialists. He’s responsible for defining the professional practice of UXA at the BBC and ensuring that the organisation is creating information architecture that delivers the best possible experiences to its editors and audiences.
Dan has previously worked for agencies and ran a theatre company. He now designs labels, vocabularies, URLs, navigation, strategies and processes. He lives just outside Sheffield (UK) with a wife, a child, and a cat called Rosa.
IA Summit 2016 Main Conference Talk
Topic(s): case studies and taxonomy
In a perfect world the web would be made of small pieces, loosely joined. But even this perfect world implies there will be gaps. There are always gaps – spaces between the places we make.
This talk is about being mindful of the gaps. I’ll discuss how hierarchies set up one way of thinking about information architecture. But that there are other shapes out there to explore.
I’ll talk about the limits of domain-driven design. I’ll discuss how strategic design and bounded contexts create challenges when designing cross-product services.
I’ll introduce some practical techniques to overcome these challenges. I’ll describe how you can analyse gaps and transitions at both a macro and micro level to design better experiences and information architecture.
- Provocation about hierarchical thinking
- Intro to domain driven design
- Introduction to new techniques