Kate Rutter gave a presentation at the IA Summit in Memphis this year on slime mold. That’s right, slime mold. What’s that got to do with IA and UX? Nothing. And Everything.
Hear the whole presentation on Boxes and Arrows. In a nutshell, slime mold aren’t animals or plants. They’re really both. They change and adapt to their enviroment. To have effective projects, we have to deal with our organizations and environments. This isn’t trivial to UX work. In fact, I think THE biggest challenge. And we can learn from slime mold.
You gotta read the article to really get the point:
- Web version (html)
- Print version (pdf)
- Current Bulletin issue (html, not a permalink)
- Complete Bulletin issue, August/September 2009 (pdf)