Victor Lombardi: The InfoDesign profile
By Peter J. Bogaards (June 17, 2004)
Regularly, InfoDesign profiles a thought leader in the design industry, focusing on people who are identified with or show strong sensibilities to the design of information and experiences. This time, Victor Lombardi is our 'victim'.
Victor Lombardi is actively participating in the fields of information architecture and interaction design. He co-founded and served on the board of the Asilomar Institute for Information Architecture. He slaved away as designer for a number of companies, most notably four years at Razorfish. All this while teaching at the Parsons School of Design. He also led the information architecture practice at a global financial services company. Noise Between Stations is Victor's personal website.
Most Valuable URI
Best PDF/PPT To Download
Louis Rosenfeld's Getting Established: ED for the Enterprise
Best Read Book
The Green Imperative: Natural Design for the Real World by Victor Papanek.
Person's Work To Follow
Andrew Dillon, the Dean of the School of Information at the University of Texas, Austin (USA).
Favorite World Company
Best Non-profit Organisation
Book(s) You Always Return To
Best Recent Quote
"Hope is the positive, as anxiety is the negative, mode of awaiting the future." - Charlie Ortman
Company Ever To Work For
My own, someday.
Person Ever To Work With
Marc Rettig, consistently produces interesting, educational, inspiring work.
Person To Meet
Owen Briggs is a fountain of design ideas. We've been corresponding for years but have never met.
Favorite Place on the Web
Noise Between Stations.
First Site on Monday Morning
Killer Usability Argument
Often, arguing for usability is setting the bar too low. I find out what is important to my audience to see if better design can improve what they value.
Lesson(s) Learned From .Com Burst
Sacrificing a minimum standard of quality is bad practice, regardless of intense resource and market pressure.
Most Promising Technology
Best Software Application
The web browser.
Your Advice For A Talented UX Designer
Start learning what is important to business people. While not nearly as fun as designing, understanding and working with management increases the probability that your design will become reality.
Most Important Social Change
Learning from others around the world via the Internet.
Best Place on Earth
In my wife's arms.