[Design] Fwd: Tags, hierarchies et al.
mimi at osafoundation.org
Tue Aug 30 12:52:51 PDT 2005
I am forwarding a discussion with Rashmi Sinha, an information
architecture specialist and one of the founding principals of Uzanto
Consulting, a user research and interaction design consulting firm
based in Mountain View, CA.
Katie and I worked with Rashmi at the first FLOSS Usability Sprint in
Our collaboration at the sprint led me to rethink and remold a more
nuanced approach to Information Architecture in Chandler, ultimately
resulting in the virtuality presentation I posted to the list a few
Below, Rashmi is revisiting the distinction between tags and folders
and their relative strengths and weaknesses...and I've posted a
response on the OSAF Journal wiki:
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Rashmi Sinha <rashmi at uzanto.com>
> Date: August 29, 2005 10:47:36 AM PDT
> To: Mimi Yin <mimi at osafoundation.org>
> Subject: Tags, hierarchies et al.
> I came across your Virtuality presentation slides: http://
> Very interesting, though I am not sure I got everything. I am
> fascinated by what Chandler is doing.
> This thread on my blog might be of interest: http://
> I am really curious about Gmail tags are really being used. Are
> people jerry-rigging folder systems (as the last comment suggests).
> Wonder if there is any data out there about this.
> Rashmi Sinha, Ph.D.
> Uzanto Consulting
> Co Program Chair - BayCHI
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