So if we’re still living in the “Information Age” what is the most important thing that a website should offer? Information. Who, what, why, where, when, how? As the amount of information increases, so does the importance of it being readily available. Is the data understandable in its current format? Can data be gathered quickly and easily? Are there tendencies that can be formulated from the data? Is the data useful?
I read an article recently on Wired’s blogsite about Douglas Bowman, Google’s design visual lead leaving the giant because “an obsessive, engineer-heavy, data driven-culture made it impossible for him to work there anymore.” Wow, I’ve been there too. I have worked for companies that would hold meetings to plan for follow up meetings.