Information Architecture How to bluff your way through an interview on Coleman Yee
P olar bear
Information Architecture How to bluff your way through an interview on
Why does anyone need an information architect?
Goal of IA
User-friendly website Easy to access information
Role of an IA Webmaster Web manager Usability specialist
Anderson Homes
Large (enterprise) websites 100+ pages 1000+ pages
Anderson Homes
skyscraper
C ollapsed  building
angry
hypertension
death
Additional value of IA
amazon
How do you go about redesigning a website?
Context Goals
Context? Stakeholder interviews
Content Information
Content? Content audit / inventory
Content inventory
Users Audience
Users? Surveys Focus groups Interviews Observation
Content Context Users
Define Understand
Design
Site structure Hierarchy? etc.
Content inventory
Structure
Site structure
Design
Wireframes Layout Functionality
wireframes
wireframes
wireframes
Design Test
skyscraper
contractor
Users don’t appreciate  your work
Users  sometimes  appreciate  your work
angry
hypertension
death
IA is quite fulfilling
Just one more thing …
Have you heard of the  polar bear book?
 
You’re hired! Thank you c oleman yee
Credits <ul><li>Polar bears by gim2468 http://flickr.com/photos/20406121@N04/2222146762/ </li></ul><ul><li>House by Eric A...
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An intro on what IA is, why it's important and what kind of value it adds, and a little on how an information architect goes about doing their work.

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    1. 1. Information Architecture How to bluff your way through an interview on Coleman Yee
    2. 2. P olar bear
    3. 3. Information Architecture How to bluff your way through an interview on
    4. 4. Why does anyone need an information architect?
    5. 5. Goal of IA
    6. 6. User-friendly website Easy to access information
    7. 7. Role of an IA Webmaster Web manager Usability specialist
    8. 8. Anderson Homes
    9. 9. Large (enterprise) websites 100+ pages 1000+ pages
    10. 10. Anderson Homes
    11. 11. skyscraper
    12. 12. C ollapsed building
    13. 13. angry
    14. 14. hypertension
    15. 15. death
    16. 16. Additional value of IA
    17. 17. amazon
    18. 18. How do you go about redesigning a website?
    19. 19. Context Goals
    20. 20. Context? Stakeholder interviews
    21. 21. Content Information
    22. 22. Content? Content audit / inventory
    23. 23. Content inventory
    24. 24. Users Audience
    25. 25. Users? Surveys Focus groups Interviews Observation
    26. 26. Content Context Users
    27. 27. Define Understand
    28. 28. Design
    29. 29. Site structure Hierarchy? etc.
    30. 30. Content inventory
    31. 31. Structure
    32. 32. Site structure
    33. 33. Design
    34. 34. Wireframes Layout Functionality
    35. 35. wireframes
    36. 36. wireframes
    37. 37. wireframes
    38. 38. Design Test
    39. 39. skyscraper
    40. 40. contractor
    41. 41. Users don’t appreciate your work
    42. 42. Users sometimes appreciate your work
    43. 43. angry
    44. 44. hypertension
    45. 45. death
    46. 46. IA is quite fulfilling
    47. 47. Just one more thing …
    48. 48. Have you heard of the polar bear book?
    49. 50. You’re hired! Thank you c oleman yee
    50. 51. Credits <ul><li>Polar bears by gim2468 http://flickr.com/photos/20406121@N04/2222146762/ </li></ul><ul><li>House by Eric Anderson http://www.andersonqualityhomes.com </li></ul><ul><li>Skyscraper by borkur.net http://flickr.com/photos/borkurdotnet/363516757/ </li></ul><ul><li>Collapsed building by Bettyx1138 http://flickr.com/photos/bettyx1138/1849386514/ </li></ul><ul><li>Angry man by liber http://flickr.com/photos/liberato/2915235479/ </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertension by taurusaficionado http://flickr.com/photos/taurusaficionado/2616840185/ </li></ul><ul><li>Graveyard by jimmedia http://flickr.com/photos/jimmediaart/419238063/ </li></ul><ul><li>Construction by gorbould http://flickr.com/photos/gorbould/3083371867/ </li></ul><ul><li>Contenty inventory from http://iainstitute.org/tools/download/RiceContentInventory.xls </li></ul><ul><li>Wireframes from http://www.gdoss.com/web_info/PRI_wireframes.pdf </li></ul>

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