White Paper: Information Objects

A couple of weeks ago, I gave a talk on an alternative approach to user-centered design called Information Objects. It borrows concepts from Cognitive Load Theory and object-oriented thinking to interface design.

The white paper behind the talk is now online – replete with sample interfaces to help explain the concepts. It’s available at the following URL:


If anyone has any thoughts or comments on the paper, feel free to contact me at rich@basement.org.



1 Comment White Paper: Information Objects

  1. Tom D

    Well color me impressed. Becoming quite the academic, aren’t you Rich? Anyway, good stuff–you should see some of the developer (former MAINFRAME developer) horrors I’m dealing with at the moment. My kingdom for a coherent visual metaphor!


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