Information Architecture
meaning associated

Universal Principles of Design

Read these to prepare for class discussion

  1. Universal principles of design
    The Principle of Hierarchy, 123
  2. Universal principles of design
    The Principle of Storytelling, 230
  3. a relevant article from the Nielsen Norman Group
    Flat vs. Deep Website Hierarchies
  4. Rosenfeld, L., & Morville, P. (2006). Information Architecture for the World Wide Web 3rd ed. Cambridge, MA: O'Reilly.
    [TK5105.888 .R67 2007 or from Safari Books Online]
    Chapter 5, Organization Systems
  5. Toms, E. G. (2002). Information interaction: providing a framework for information architecture. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 53(10), 855-862.
  6. Withrow, J. (2002). Do your links stink? Techniques for good web information scent. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 28(5), 7-9.


Optional readings which may come up in class discussions

Design for software

Klimczak, E. (2013). Design for software: A playbook for developers. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley.
[information architecture]

Farris, J. S., Jones, K. S., & Elgin, P. D. (2002). Users' schemata of hypermedia: What is so spatial about a Website? Interacting with Computers, 14(5), 487-502.

Eschenfelder, K. (2003). The customer is always right, but whose customer is more important?: Conflict and Web site classification schemes. Information Technology & People, 16(4), 419-439.

Greene, S., Marchionini, G., Plaisant, C., & Shneiderman, B. (2000). Previews and overviews in digital libraries: designing surrogates to support visual information seeking. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 51(4): 380-393.

Useful, but not available online

Fleming, J. (1998). Web Navigation: Designing the User Experience. Beijing: O'Reilly.
[TK5105.888 .F64 1998]
Chapter 4, Site architecture, 45-58 only

Conger, S., & Mason, R. O. (1998). Planning and Designing Effective Web Sites. Cambridge, MA: Course Technology.
[TK5105.888 .C655 1998]
Chapter 4, Information decomposition and information structuring, p61-80 only

Kahn, P., & Lenk, K. (2001). Mapping Web Sites. Crans-Prés-Cèligny, Switzerland: RotoVision.
[TK5105.888 .K33 2001 folio]

Maglio, P. P., & Matlock, T. (1999). The conceptual structure of information space.
In Munro, A. J., Höök, K., & Benyon, D. (eds.), Social Navigation of Information Space. London: Springer, 155-173.
[QA76.9.C66 S625 1999]