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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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How to bluff your way through an interview on Information Architecture How to bluff your way through an interview on Information Architecture Presentation Transcript

  • 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
    • 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