Research and descriptive bibliography focused on 5 years in the life and work of Richard Saul Wurman circa 1969-1974. Some of my work in progress is available through a blog I update intermittently.
Architecture And Lou Are One
Long-form interview with Richard Saul Wurman — appears as the first chapter of the Reader’s Guide to the forthcoming facsimile edition of The Notebooks and Drawings of Louis I. Kahn. Publishes in Fall 2021
In Search of: Masterworks of Information Architecture→
Book chapter I contributed to an edited volume from Springer in 2021 called Advances in Information Architecture.
Afterword: In Conversation With Richard Saul Wurman →
Closing piece from the 2021 Springer book on IA. An edited excerpt from a conversation I conducted with RSW.
Information Architecture and Sacred Space→
A writeup of what happened in Winter Term 2021 in the IA course I teach at the University of Michigan School of Information.
Einmal Ist Keinmal→
A long essay on the work of Christopher Alexander, and the pole-shift in my teaching and in my practice that came about through visits I fanaggled to see his projects in Tokyo, Seattle, Berkeley, San Francisco, San Jose, Lake Travis, West Dean, and West Sussex.
An Opposite Truth→
In UX design, the first principle we teach students is you are not your user. It’s a ripe axiom, and I’ve found that its opposite is also true.
In Search Of The Architecture Part of Information Architecture→
I was invited to give the closing keynote talk at the Information Architecture Summit in Vancouver in 2017, and instead I read this piece of writing into a microphone. It was a bad speech, but it’s a good essay.