“Make the Unclear Clear”

A presentation at Defuse: Design for Use by Dublin IxDA in in Dublin, Ireland by Jonathon Colman

Make the Unclear Clear

Make the Unclear Clear

"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII."

"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII."

Hawaii emergency management interface

Hawaii emergency management interface

Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island

Nuclear power plant interface

Nuclear power plant interface

Human health

Human health

Hospital computer interface

Hospital computer interface

"It's complicated"

"It's complicated"

Abby Covert

Abby Covert

Expect uncertainty

Expect uncertainty

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Observe

Observe

Observe

Observe

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Systems, not screens

Systems, not screens

Systems, not screens

Systems, not screens

Words matter

Words matter

Words matter

Words matter

Blurry vision

Blurry vision

We need to make the unclear clear

We need to make the unclear clear

Our hopes for 2020 won’t matter if no one understands them. We have to make the unclear be clear, and the foundational ideas of information architecture can help. “Make the unclear clear” is a quote from Abby “The IA” Covert.

Originally presented at Defuse: Design for Use on November 6, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.

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