After I had the idea of calling myself a legal architect, quite a lot of people ask me to suggest some readings on Legal Architecture or Legal Design. (=information architecture, UX, service design, graphic design applied to the legal field).
While there’re a lot of good readings on Information Architecture, UX and Service Design (with plenty of insights and good practices that can be translated to the Legal field) there are not so many focused solely on the legal field.
14 Links from: #legal architecture and legal design
information architecture, user experience and design applied to the legal field
I divided the list into 4 sections.
1. Legal design: articles that focus on design applied to the legal information and visualization of legal information.
2. Legal architecture strictu sensu and Knowledge Management: articles that focus on UX, IA and KM applied to the legal information.
3. Traditional legal taxonomy. Yeah, you’ll ask, how legal taxonomy is different from legal architecture? They both have to do with organizing legal information after all. In my mind, legal architecture is legal taxonomy taken to the XXI century. So I put in the “legal taxonomy” section all the articles which I found more ‘traditional’, with regard to the methodology used, whereas I put in the “legal architecture” section all the stuff which borrows from IT, IA, UX, design, no matter how scientifically rigorous they are.
4. Complexity in the law. What makes the law complex? This section hosts links to articles and projects (like the beautiful Good Law project, by the UK government) which aims to find out why law is so damn complex, inaccessible and unintelligible.