[Design] Fwd: Tags, hierarchies et al.

Mimi Yin 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  
weeks ago.

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:

:o) Mimi

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:// 
> wiki.osafoundation.org/bin/view/Journal/VirtualityPresentationSlides
> 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:// 
> www.rashmisinha.com/archives/05_07/oddpost-folders.html
> 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
> o----------o---------o--------o-------o
> Rashmi Sinha, Ph.D.
> Uzanto Consulting
> www.uzanto.com
> www.rashmisinha.com
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> Co Program Chair - BayCHI
> www.baychi.org
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