Do I get to oversee humans if I am right more often?
The Human Mirror Test Designers and Product Managers often come to me with questions about whether we should use AI, given issues like bias, hallucinations, and inaccuracies. These are big concerns that need to be thought through. However, I believe that avoiding AI altogether usually does more harm than good. To help us reflect on this question, I devised a thought experiment called the Human Mirror Test. Identify a specific standard by which AI’s performance or behavior is judged, including the logical consequences of failing to meet this standard. The Human Mirror Test requires replacing ‘AI’ with ‘Humans’ in the […]

Human Mirror Test: Should we use AI?

Introduction Information architecture (IA) is the practice of organizing, structuring, and labeling content within websites, intranets, and other digital platforms to help users find and navigate through information efficiently. It plays a crucial role in creating user-friendly, accessible, and efficient digital spaces that facilitate effective communication and interaction. As technology continues to advance and user expectations evolve, understanding and implementing the principles of IA and employing research methods to evaluate and improve it becomes increasingly important. Some Factors Used in IA Design 1. Gestalt Principles Gestalt principles, derived from the field of psychology, inform the way human brains perceive and […]

P1: Research Methods for Information Architecture