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Content ObjectsAn OO Approach to Information Architecture                                #co #ozia                     Geo...
Content ObjectsUsed for describing larger, contentmanaged solutionsCan still be useful in conceptualisingsmaller creations
OO Baby Steps
Objects, Types, ClassesAn object is just a concept to describea“thing”Type or class is a template for objectsthat share si...
Content Types & ObjectsContent Type           Content ObjectOlympic Athlete        Dale Begg-SmithOlympic Sport          F...
Developer MindsetApproaching IA with the developer inmind can lead to a smoother transitionfrom paper prototype to active ...
Getting to Grips with  Content Objects
IA Using Content ObjectsRequirements gatheringPaper prototyping or “wireframing”  determine content types  determine views...
Site Hierarchies                           Vancouver 2010About   Results                                          Feedback...
Winter SportsNews       Olympic Team
Content Objects FuPage is always based on one specificcontent type or content object onlyPages are commonly composites of t...
Favour Explicit vs ImplicitExplicit: two objects pointing at eachother  direct relationshipImplicit: two objects pointing ...
Relationship Based IAFocused on relationships betweencontent typesSite hierarchy is secondary & appliedlast
AOC: Vancouver 2010
UNSWTV: Media Portal
ConclusionsEvery wireframe is focused on a singleprimary Content TypeEvery page is a composite view of itsrelationshipsFav...
QuestionsContent Objects: Relationship Focused IA                  Geoff Bowers, Daemon              http://blog.daemon.co...
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Applying object oriented design concepts to information architecture. Learn how OO principles can be used to develop iA solutions for complex content hierarchies. See this approach applied to the Australian Olympic Committee, Uni NSW and other web sites.

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  1. 1. Content ObjectsAn OO Approach to Information Architecture #co #ozia Geoff Bowers, Daemon http://blog.daemon.com.au http://twitter.com/modius
  2. 2. Content ObjectsUsed for describing larger, contentmanaged solutionsCan still be useful in conceptualisingsmaller creations
  3. 3. OO Baby Steps
  4. 4. Objects, Types, ClassesAn object is just a concept to describea“thing”Type or class is a template for objectsthat share similar properties &behaviours
  5. 5. Content Types & ObjectsContent Type Content ObjectOlympic Athlete Dale Begg-SmithOlympic Sport Freestyle Skiing News Report Dale Dings Mogul Gold Video Breakthrough in Solar Cells Collection UNSW Research Docos Faculty Faculty of Science
  6. 6. Developer MindsetApproaching IA with the developer inmind can lead to a smoother transitionfrom paper prototype to active codebase
  7. 7. Getting to Grips with Content Objects
  8. 8. IA Using Content ObjectsRequirements gatheringPaper prototyping or “wireframing” determine content types determine viewsTechnical & visual design briefs
  9. 9. Site Hierarchies Vancouver 2010About Results Feedback Site Map Search Page Winter Sports Olympic Team News
  10. 10. Winter SportsNews Olympic Team
  11. 11. Content Objects FuPage is always based on one specificcontent type or content object onlyPages are commonly composites of theprimary content type & views of itsrelationships
  12. 12. Favour Explicit vs ImplicitExplicit: two objects pointing at eachother direct relationshipImplicit: two objects pointing to a thirdobject keywords, tagging, categories
  13. 13. Relationship Based IAFocused on relationships betweencontent typesSite hierarchy is secondary & appliedlast
  14. 14. AOC: Vancouver 2010
  15. 15. UNSWTV: Media Portal
  16. 16. ConclusionsEvery wireframe is focused on a singleprimary Content TypeEvery page is a composite view of itsrelationshipsFavour Explicit over ImplicitrelationshipsContent relationships are key to web IA
  17. 17. QuestionsContent Objects: Relationship Focused IA Geoff Bowers, Daemon http://blog.daemon.com.au http://twitter.com/modius

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