Mon, 07 Apr 2003 22:36:06 GMT

Spatial metaphor considered harmful.

Matt Jones, reflecting on the last Information Architecture Summit: “We talk about navigating when we mean understanding.”

(Go read his post if you're wondering about the font size and color.) [Seb's Open Research]

mapping, ie navigating, isn't understanding it is representing. In the map we have the ability to understand an abstraction, not the original, and ftmp, the understanding can never be understood as the whole, in the on the ground totalizing experience.