Information Architecture: Just the Essentials

May 2009: J. Boye, Philadelphia 09

Information architecture may seem mysterious and tricky, but with knowledge of the essential elements, this aspect of your web project can be much easier. This half-day workshop will cover the essential aspects of IA. No filler, no fluff, just pure IA:

  • How classification and categorisation work in our brain, and why it matters
  • How to identify potential organisation methods for your content
  • When organisation schemes such as geography, task, audience and subject work best (and tricks to make them work)
  • How to design an organisation scheme that works for your users
  • The best navigation approach for your content

This won’t be a dry, theoretical workshop. We’ll talk, play some games and practice techniques. You’ll go away with a better understanding of the essentials of information architecture, techniques to use on your next project and a comprehensive list of resources for follow-up reading.

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