How to Assess the Maturity of Your Information Architecture
March 5, 2012
Article Overview - A major reason why the maturity of a site’s information architecture has remained difficult to quantify is because information architects and other UX professionals who organize and create relationships between information have struggled with determining what constitutes an information architecture’s measurable components. In this article, Nathaniel Davis exposes his research in measuring information architecture maturity and offers a glimpse of how an information architecture maturity assessment can be actionable in practice.
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.