November 24, 2002 at 12:20 AM
Adam Greenfield and Nathan Shedroff battled it out in a interesting debate (part 1 of 2) about Experience Design and Information Architecture. The debate makes for a good read and gets you thinking but also perhaps makes the water more muddy than clear. Peter Merholz posted some comments on the debate. I agree with most of what Peter has to say, but at the same time (even as a AIFIA charter member and a member of several other communities and groups that have been around for a while) I think that maybe he missed a few good points Nathan made. I could go on about the signal to noise ratio in most communities and how it has deterred the true experts from participating... I could go on about how some communities only seem to be interested in preaching to the choir while spinning their tires in the mud... I could go on about how ego often drives communities nowhere fast... but I will refrain and stick to obscure comments such as the preceding for those who really pay attention to find a correlation here.