Josh Anderson

Information Architect


One Community, One Week, Many Faiths

I contributed three chapters to an anthology called One Community, One Week, Many Faiths, published in 2014 by Michigan State University. The book can be purchased in print or Kindle editions on

I also co-authored an academic article about user experience design, which was published in the Proceedings of the 34th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. You can download that article from the Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library.

Below is a selection of my written work from around the web. I tagged two of my favorite pieces with ⭐s. If you don’t know where to start, those are good choices.

Also, be sure to check out the blog I maintain on this site.

Precision Content

How Designing an Information Architecture is Like Building an Underwater Tunnel

Understanding Information Architecture via My Bookshelf ⭐


4 Things I’ve Realized After Learning a Language for 5 Years ⭐

Follower Anxiety


6 Video Games That Put Insane Detail Into Stuff You Missed

5 Shockingly Violent Backstories of Everyday Traditions

The 5 Most Insanely Misunderstood Morals of Famous Stories

4 Baffling Ways Famous Musicians Released Albums

5 Insanely Successful Video Games That Were Total Ripoffs


(The links have broken. Perhaps archived versions exist somewhere.)

Interactions: A ‘Phenomenal’ New Approach

TEAM: Factoring in New Ways to Teach and Learn Math

Teaching Science Outdoors: The World as a Classroom

P Cubed: Physics for Any Situation

Michigan State University Student Affairs & Services

Inspiring Spartans to Grow

Getting Started at MSU

Memories of Shibuya

Artist Spotlight: Capsule (Week 1) (Week 2) (Week 3) (Week 4) Reviews

The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System

The Ayn Rand Cult

Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style

Recent Posts


Upcoming Speaking Dates

STC Rochester Webinar
June 27, 12-2PM EST
“Prompt Engineering”

More info coming soon.

LavaCon 2023
October 14-17, 2023
San Diego, CA
“Microcontent Pipeline to Chatbots and Voice Assistants”

Use microcontent to put your team in the driver’s seat to the next level of content publishing for intelligent chatbots. By now reality has revealed that ChatGPT is not ready to write our product documentation for us. With no control over what the publicly-trained models scrape from our websites and blogs and how it assimilates our documentation with other less-authoritative sources, we’re left to wonder where we go next. If we want reliable bots, we’ll need to train our own models and deploy them to our staff and our customers. Let us show you what we’ve learned so far.


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