Web 2.0 architectures

I read Chap2 of Web 2.0 architectures. Whilst it is quite technical I am finding this book very interesting. In the opening paragraphs the authors discuss forensic architecture. This is the first time I have come across this term. In discussion on best practice in this field, the sequence of events for creating architecture is discussed (p.15). This got me thinking about effective websites. A key question that can be asked is does the website do what it intends to do. The only difficulty with this question is that it is based on an assumption that the developers had a clear intent of purpose when putting their site together in the first place. After reading about forensic architecture, it sounds like this may often not be the case.

I was thinking about our work website in this context. I know the designers had clear direction on the purpose of the website when putting it together. The aim was to provide a central point for the dissemination of Corp related information to all those who are interested. If I am to use my ‘does it do what is set out to do’ criteria, I can happily say we are still on the mark with this one.

After reading Chap 3 of Web 2.0 architecutre, I am leaning towards listing user interaction as a criteria for a website in the Web 2.0 world. Are users able to tag content? This is actually moving away from the website itself into other web 2.0 services which make up an organisations Web 2.0 presence. So maybe this becomes offering a rich user experience to keep people coming back to the site.

Reference:

Governor, J., Hinchcliffe, D, & Nickull, D. (2009). Web 2.0 architectures (1st ed.). Sebastopol, Calif.: O’Reilly Media. [ebook] Available

http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com.ezproxy.csu.edu.au/9780596514433

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~ by dassocmed on August 13, 2012.

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