Information Architecture

Written by MSKTC Experts

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Information architecture is concerned with how users find information. Information architecture includes:

Organization
Site content should be grouped into sections to enhance browsability. Sections should match user information needs and tasks. Read More

Navigation & Search
Users should know where they are in the site currently and where they will go if they click a link. Quick access to important content should always be available. Complex sites should include search. Read More

Naming
Names of page elements should be specific, descriptive, and concise. Names should employ the users' language, not the designers' language. Read More

 

Books

  • Lou Rosenfeld and Peter Morville. (2006) Information Architecture and the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites. 3rd ed. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly.
  • Dan Brown. (2006) Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning. New Riders Press.
  • Peter Morville. (2005) Ambient Findability What We Find Changes Who We Become. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly.

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