Top 10 lists from 2009
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It is 2010 and I am back at my desk, trying to clean up my inbox for the new year. And of course, like last year there are some top 10 list from 2009, two have caught my eye that I would like to share.
"To meet the needs of the users, the team needs to make task completion their #1 objective. "Don't manage the technology; don't manage the content; don't manage the information; and don't manage the graphics," Gerry says, "Manage the tasks."
It's easy for a team to be wrapped up in the parts they can see from their desk: the technology, the content, the information architecture, or the graphics. They can touch these things. They can manipulate them. But these things aren't why the user comes to the site.
By managing the tasks, Gerry says we prioritize what's important. Sure, to complete their tasks, the user will need technology, content, IA, and graphics. No web site can be without these essential items. Yet by managing the design with the tasks as the focus, the team ensures that they prioritize their resources on the assets most important to the user."
2. Top 100 of 2009: developerWorks articles (and other favorite things)
Ok, so that was not a top 10 list, but top 100 is even better. Be sure to also check out the developerWorks homepage for other great "top 10" lists, focused on things like Web development, WebSphere, XML, etc.