Introduction to information architecture

Jan 2011: ASIS&T virtual seminar

This was a virtual seminar I presented for ASIS&T in January 2011. There were some great questions, and I answered some on the IA book website.

In this virtual seminar, you’ll learn all about information architecture – what it is, why it’s so important to do well and the major things to do and not to do.

We’ll discuss:

  • how people look for information and what they need to do with it when they find it
  • different ways you can organize information and when they are suitable
  • exactly how (processes) you can figure out the best ways to organize your content
  • the tricky issue of what to call things
  • other key IA tips

It’s all based on Donna’s experience designing information architecture, navigation and content for a wide range of information systems (usually big ones) such as government and corporate websites, intranets and document management systems.