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The Difference Between Information Architecture and UX Design

The Difference Between Information Architecture and UX Design
Newsletter Sign Up Original UX articles Curated Resources Never miss an issue! Information architects form the blueprints of the web Next to explaining what I do for a living, the second question I most frequently hear is: “What’s the difference between Information Architecture and User Experience?” Information Architecture, according to Wikipedia, is “the art and science of organizing and labelling websites … to support usability.“ According to the same source, User Experience is “the way a person feels about using a product, system or service. Even with regards to its definition, User Experience takes Information Architecture as its foundation and brings it to the next level. Information Architecture concerns structure Information Architecture is a relatively old term. Information Architects work to create usable content structures out of complex sets of information. And here’s why: Information Architecture comprises only small a part of a user’s overall experience. Being easy and cool

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How To Write a Product Feature Set One of the key benefits of a product feature set is that it helps communicate your product vision with others, such as your team or investors. In this article, I'll teach you how to structure your product feature set and what should be covered in such a document. Along the way, I'll try to convince you of the value of writing a product feature set. User Experience Architect – Lab49 Description Our UX Architects work with our development teams and customers, envisioning and designing the applications we create. You will be responsible for every aspect of a system's user experience - the overall flow and layout of the screens, the fields and information presented, the actions and interactions that are provided, and the visualizations of the data. You'll be involved in solving workflow problems, developing new ways of presenting market data, and figuring out what tools the client needs in their solution that even they don't realize yet. You will provide overall stylistic guidance while visual designers handle the implementation of the visuals (i.e. colors and fonts). We create both desktop and web-based applications; these may be in Flex, Silverlight, WPF, or any number of technologies.

Introduction to Information Design Differences between Information Architecture and Information Design I believe I got this originally from Jesse James Garrett some time ago. Between the two names we have different concerns. UX: Psychology of great design – part 1 The World Wide Web turned 20 in April 2013. In its first 20 years the web matured from a largely static medium into the rich, collaborative and wonderfully interactive medium we know today. As such, the interactions and relationships between users and systems have become increasingly complex. Consequently, web designers need to understand the experience of the website or app they are making. What is Information Architecture? Information Architectures Are All Around Us Information architectures (IAs) are in the websites we use, the apps and software we download, the printed materials we encounter, and even the physical places we spend time in. A good IA helps people to understand their surroundings and find what they’re looking for – in the real world as well as online. Practicing information architecture involves facilitating the people and organizations we work with to consider their structures and language thoughtfully.

15 common mistakes designers make Although we don't like to admit it later on in our careers, when we start making our way as designers, we make a lot of mistakes. Once you're working in a creative agency you quickly learn that there are a lot of things you should not do. Here I've compiled a list of common design mistakes for you to be aware of. Although I've committed most of these crimes myself, I have learned from them and hopefully they can help you too... 01. Not understanding the brief Journey from Software Development to User Experience Deborah’s speech inspired me so much that I then realized UX is wrongfully associated with the “UI”. It should be declared as a crime and cops should issue a ticket when someone says “UX/UI”. IT IS NOT ACCURATE. It is like “Father/Son”. Where father is never been equal to his son. And then I wrote the following blog post after hearing Deborah’s speech.

How Five Web Design Principles Boost Student Learning in an Online Course “Our team realized quickly that we needed to do a better job cross referencing material on our course site. For example if we mention syllabus, we must link to it. Some students we have learned want a great deal of guidance” MOOC instructor, Karen Head (2013) What is 'Information Architecture'? Starting a blog post with a definition of the topic to be discussed makes me feel rather like the captain of a school debating society. However, I've struggled to find a better introduction to the question of "What is information architecture?" than the definition provided by the Information Architecture Institute. We define information architecture as the art and science of organizing and labeling websites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability.

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