Information Architecture

Watch these to prepare yourselves for the session

Explaining IA

explaining information architecture from Dan Klyn on Vimeo.


Morville's IA book

Topics from this reading may come up in class

Morville, P., Rosenfeld, L., & Rosenfeld, L..
Chapter 3: User Needs and Behavior, 30-38,
in Information Architecture for the World Wide Web.
3rd ed. Sebastopol, California: O'Reilly, 2006.


Questions to consider

  1. ontology?
  2. taxonomy?
  3. choreography?


Some additional thoughts and techniques that illustrate the topic

  1. a relevant article from the Nielsen Norman Group
    Card Sorting: Pushing Users Beyond Terminology Matches
  2. Card sorting: a definitive guide by Donna Spencer April 7th, 2004 in Boxes and Arrows



Read these if you desire more background

Hudson, William

Card Sorting Part 1: Preparing Paper Sorts

Card Sorting Part 2: Basic Analysis (Paper and Online Sorts)

Some tools