Creating a Web-Site Information Architecture in Six Steps By Nathaniel Davis
August 11, 2012
Article Overview - In his latest UX Matters article, Nathaniel Davis reviews practical steps for creating Web-site information architecture. While the article explores a simple use case, the six steps that are reviewed in the article are relevant to projects of all sizes.
"Creating a Web-Site Information Architecture in Six Steps" presents the case study of an online book retailer and applies six principle ideas that include the tactical activities of IA practice as defined by the DSIA Research Initiative.
Readers are shown how strategies for navigation, content organization and information relationships are best enabled through the understanding of business intent, user intent, and content use and needs.
DSIA Research Initiative is a private think tank dedicated to advancing a formalized discipline of information architecture based on IA theory, research and practice. DSIA Research Initiative makes a large part of its knowledge available through the DSIA Portal of IA as a way to improve awareness of information architecture. The Initiative is also committed to facilitating a collaborative bridge between the professional field of information architecture and academic institutions as a way to offer students a solid perspective of information architecture and its relationship to user experience design.
Methodbrain is a private practice that specializes in information architecture research and strategy.
Methodbrain established and currently curates the DSIA Research Initiative as a way to foster a formal dialogue around information architecture.