Although many designers are loathe to do it (and with good reason), designing with code helps us articulate the various ways in which our content relates to itself. This, in turn, helps us think more pragmatically about the systems we design. Information architect Andy Fitzgerald shows us how.
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Mobile devices affect every aspect of our design process. In this – the first part of her series on mobile design – Elaine McVicar explores a handful of the most popular architectures for mobile websites and applications.
Open card sorts inevitably produce a great deal of data. Knowing how to correctly structure and analyze that data can help information architects attain the perfection they seek. Alan Salmoni shows us how.
Information Architecture is full of tiny decisions with big consequences; like how to best organize your content. In this article Donna Spencer introduces a couple of different classification schemes you can use to organize your content, and provides tips on when and how to use each.
Why is it that when you’re creating a linking structure for a website you call it “navigation”, but when it’s for a blog it’s sometimes called “categories”?
Information architecture is an often misunderstood job title. Are they designers? developers? managers? All of the above? In this article we’ll discuss what information architecture is, why it’s related to usability, and what are the common tools/programs used in information architecture.
The user account is the cornerstone of every web application. The author details his experience creating and refining user accounts. Following best practices and common sense, the author yields a set of guidelines to use when designing your own user-account section.