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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.

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How to bluff your way through an interview on Information Architecture

  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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