Information Architecture,
User Experience Design and
the Web

The use of digital communications has enabled great efficiencies, but has also contributed far greater challenges.

Web interfaces are not always optimized for all relevant channels of use and organizations are often ill-prepared to manage the complexity that surrounds their growing digital ecosystem. Failure to manage digital assets and the structure of interactive environments can significantly impair an organization's ability to provide products and services that contribute to reliable digital customer engagement, employee productivity, and general brand experiences.

Methodbrain™ is a private research practice that explores Web structure and other indeterminate system environments to help organization's manage ecosystem complexity.

Our principle areas of research are Information architecture, user experience (UX) planning and UX design process.

Our first public project is the DSIA™ Research Initiative.


DSIA Research InitiativeThe DSIA Research Initiative

Methodbrain is curator of the DSIA™ Research Initiative — a private think tank dedicated to advancing a formalized discipline of information architecture based on theory, research and practice.

You can follow progress of the Initiative and gain access to its latest insights and subject matter through the DSIA Portal of Information Architecture.

DSIA Portal

Featured Information Architecture Resources

DSIA Practice Framework V1.3
The Information Architecture Common Set
UX Design Practice Verticals (Diagram)
Information Architecture Value Chain
Information Architecture Schools of Thought
Getting Web Site Structure Right

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Digital Experiences Are About People, Not Technology

Information Architecture and Agility: A Work in Progress

A tale of information architecture, UX design and murder! Well, sort of.
How to Get Away with Murdering a Bad Idea

UX Design Practice Verticals (Article)

The Information Architecture Value Chain

Adopting a Professional Compass for Information Architecture

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