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Five Hat Racks - Organizing Information

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Sharon Page

on 19 March 2014

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Transcript of Five Hat Racks - Organizing Information

Information Design
Writer of
Information Anxiety
and
Information Anxiety 2
Founder of TED talks
Coiner of term "Information Architect"
Developer of the "5 Hat Racks," a schema for organizing data
He Had a Small Hat Problem
(Also Known as L.A.T.C.H.)
Maybe it was bigger than he thought....
The 5 Hat Racks
L = Location
T = Time
A = Alphabet
C = Category
H = Hierarchy
Provides a spatial reference to orient and to give a meaningful context
Hats from A to Z
Aviator
Beret
Bowler
Capotain
Cloche
Cockle
Coonskin cap
Chulo
Deerstalker
Derby
Fascinator
Fez
Hard hat
Henin
Homburg
Kufi
Montera

Santa's hat
Shako
Sombrero
Songkok
Tam-O-Shanter
Taqiyah
Top hat
Toque
Trooper
Tubeteika
Trucker's cap
Tudor Bonnet
Turban
Tyrolean
Ushanka
Vueltiao
Witches hat

Yamika
Zuccheto

Great for non linear reference
- and -
when the information can't be organized any other way
Professional
Fun Fun Fun
Protection
Information is more meaningful in a:
sequence
chronology
process
The Five Hat Racks
How to Organize Information and Make People (Really) Happy
Information makes most sense when organized by
relatedness
.
Organizes information according to magnitude. Works best with when comparing things using a common measure
Quiz Time!
"H" is for_______ . This dimension of information organization orders data by ________.
People are happier when they can relate to and interact meaningfully with information
Make the world a better place!
Do you or someone you know ever feel like this?
Also said: "People never forget things, they just never remembered them in the first place because it was too boring."
Richard Saul Wurman
(this guy)
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