Information Architecture Essentials
More of our transactions and social interactions are moving online every day. People access these digital products and services using a growing variety of devices: notebook computers, mobile phones, wearables, voice-driven smart assistants, and more.
Good experience requires that these systems be coherent and understandable. As a result, information architecture (IA) is more important today than ever before.
In this fast-paced one-day workshop you will:
- Understand the primary goals of information architecture
- Explore how people find information and how IA helps that search effort
- Learn about the use of conceptual modeling in IA
- Master basic IA components: organization schemes, labeling systems, and navigation systems
- Identify the communication skills essential to architecting in multi-disciplinary teams
- Learn how UX designers communicate IA design concepts to other team members
- Discover how to create architectures that can evolve over time
The workshop is divided into four parts:
- Part 1 introduces information architecture
- Part 2 covers conceptual modeling, which is foundational to good IA
- Part 3 reviews the standard components used to implement information architectures
- Part 4 describes essential skills one must master to actually do IA
- Hands-on exercises give participants a direct practical understanding of key IA concepts.