Getting IA Done, Part II : Comments
August 22, 2005
This is some great common sense advice. It not only saves the IA time, but it also saves everyone else down the process pipeline a whole lot of time. However, there is one “trend” that has been trying to creep into the mix lately and I must interject… Tip #6: From Concept to XHTML. Coming from a technical producer’s perspective, this is a big no-no. If duplicity is required in your job title, then I can understand, but overall, I would say the IA should concentrate on deliverables. If you find as an IA that you are being left out of development, then you need to incorporate more time for interaction further down the workflow. Maybe a more formal review process needs to be instituted. However, stepping in to actually do production only makes for one more cook in the development kitchen.