Writing

I am currently writing a book (working title: Organizing Information), due out from A Book Apart in April 2019. Aimed at web designers and developers, it makes the principles of information architecture more accessible and practical to teams without working content or IA professionals.

I write a monthly newsletter that features brief observations about my professional (and sometimes personal) life, along with commentary on current articles. You can sign up for it (and read previous issues) at tinyletter.

I write occasional articles about content strategy, IA, and UX in various corners of the web, including this site. Recent articles include:

Additionally, I write and publish poetry. My poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Pleiades, American Journal of Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, Puerto del Sol, and others. You can support my writing via Patreon, where I share a weekly newsletter of poems curated from around the web.


Tag Archives: IA

The Biggest Umbrella

The Biggest Umbrella

At some level, we have to draw lines. It’s a just-hatched industry: across these fields, we are struggling with meaning, with expectations, with authority. We are trying to apply standards. We are trying to get our footing. But the key to blurring lines is to know where the lines are to begin with.Continue reading

This is what conferences are made of.

This is what conferences are made of.

I’ve returned from IA Summit 2013, and, yes, the speakers were moving, the panels were engaging, the whole event was great. But it was the people that made it such a worthy conference. I didn’t emerge with brilliant new tools for doing my job (though some people did, and that is awesome). But it did give me something that’s been rare during much of my career: a sense of connection. Continue reading