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Complete Beginner’s Guide to Information Architecture

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Information Architecture
Timothy Greig structures the information flow of a library website. Photo by Timothy Greig Information architecture is an often misunderstood job title. Are they Designers? Developers? Managers? Along the way we’ll share some of the tweeters, books, and resources we found useful for budding information architects. A Common Workplace Scenario An information architect joined my team on a project I worked on in Atlanta. Who is an Information Architect? I find it easiest to derive what a job entails by listening to the people who do that job. Jesse James Garrett says: Information architecture encompasses a wide range of problems. Jesse James Garrett The Information Architecture Institute defines Information Architecture as: The art and science of organizing and labeling web sites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability and findability. Information Architecture Institute Lastly, to quote Andrew Hinton: Andrew Hinton in Linkosophy Each quote is insightful. Evolution of the IA

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Framing the Practice of Information Architecture By Nathaniel Davis Published: September 7, 2011 “The practice of information architecture is the effort of organizing and relating information in a way that simplifies how people navigate and use information on the Web.”—DSIA Research Initiative How To Write an iPhone App in 14 Days Tue, 20 Jan 2009 07:51 Jim Buzbee Introduction Our long-time contributor Jim Buzbee is a man of many talents and not afraid to take on a challenge. Although this doesn't fall within our usual article topics, I think you'll find Jim's "vacation project" an interesting read.

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How The Airbnb Home Page Lures Us In) Airbnb UX Wins and Losses | How The Airbnb Home Page Lures Us In There must be something to learn from the Airbnb user experience. Airbnb, like many startups following in its path of collaborative consumption or others simply trying to power offline action, have the challenge of earning user trust. While PR, word of mouth, and direct outreach can alleviate some trepidation, the product is where Airbnb seals the deal. Fantastic Information Architecture and Data Visualization Resources - Noupe Design Blog Jan 15 2010 Information architecture can be a daunting subject for designers who’ve never tried it before. Also, creating successful infographics and visualizations takes skill and practice, along with some advance planning. But anyone with graphic design skills can learn to create infographics that are effective and get data across in a user-friendly manner. Below are a collection of resources to get you going down the information architecture and data visualization path. Whether you just want to become more familiar with infographics and data visualizations for occasional use or are thinking of making it a career, the resources below will surely come in handy.

Efficiently Simplifying Navigation, Part 1: Information Architecture Advertisement Navigation, as crucial as it is to the user experience, is merely a means to an end — the end being to consume content. This is why users have very contrasting expectations about content and navigation. While content is supposed to be unique, surprising and exciting, navigating to it is supposed to be as simple and predictable as possible. This series of articles, divided into two parts, is a four-step guide to efficiently simplifying the navigation experience, by analyzing the type and amount of content as well as choosing and carefully designing the right type of navigation menu. Four Steps To The Ideal Navigation System

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