I decided to start this blog after the German information architecture conference 2007 in Stuttgart. Obviously, the blog’s name should have something to do with information architecture. I’ve always been intrigued by the fact that in German we use the same word – «Erschliessung» – for creating access in architecture as well as in archival science.

In my opinion, the ultimate goal of architecture – for information and buildings alike – is to give people access to what they are looking for in the way most appropriate to their needs and desires, to give them means of orientation in the entire structure and to open up new spaces they hadn’t been actively seeking.

I admit the blog’s name isn’t highly original. In keeping with the mouthwatering titles of two of my German collegues’ blogs, Jan Jursa’s Hot Strudel and Berrypicking Wolf (links in German), the obvious choice for a Swiss would have been Andrea’s Chocolate Fondue. Yet I prefer chocolate in its solid state.

About the author

I am Andrea Rosenbusch, historian, archivist and now a consultant for Zeix (links in German), an agency for usability and user education based in Zurich, Switzerland. I specialize in user-centered design of complex websites and applications.


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