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How to bluff your way through an interview on Information Architecture

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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.

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