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UX Unconference - Information Architecture (Susan Teague Rector)

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Presentation by Susan Teague Rector, University of Colorado Denver, for the UX Unconference held at the University of Arizona Libraries, December 6th, 2013.

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UX Unconference - Information Architecture (Susan Teague Rector)

  1. 1. Designing Usable & Flexible Information Architecture SUSAN TEAGUE RECTOR INFORMATION ARCHITECT & WEB STRATEGIST UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO - DENVER
  2. 2. My story (and maybe yours too)
  3. 3. “This fast food approach to information drives librarians crazy. „Our information is healthier and tastes better too‟ they shout. But nobody listens. We‟re too busy Googling.‟ - Morville, Ambient Findability
  4. 4. navigation search organization labeling
  5. 5. Users IA Content 3 Circles of IA Context
  6. 6. “Designing a structure that can accommodate twice as much content as it can today is like building an armoire with twice as many drawers.” Dan Brown – 8 Principles of IA
  7. 7. Prioritize. Brainstorm. 1 Refine. Evaluate.
  8. 8. You have clear goals for your website You know what the competition is doing You understand your user personas You understand your content
  9. 9. Anticipate Multiple 2 Entrances & Exits
  10. 10. 3 Know Thy User Tasks
  11. 11. Support Scent, 4 Snacking & Foraging
  12. 12. Expose Important 5 Options First
  13. 13. 6 Keep it Consistent http://badskirt.blogspot.com/2011/12/some-of-best-things-about-holidays-are.html
  14. 14. 7 Utilize Patterns
  15. 15. Microsoft Navigation Pattern Library
  16. 16. Visualization of the Internet – Notre Dame 8 Expect Growth
  17. 17. Gov.uk‟s Design Principles: 1. Start with needs 2. Do less 3. Design with data 4. Do the hard work to make it simple 5. Iterate. Then iterate again 6. Build for inclusion 7. Understand context 8. Build digital services, not websites 9. Be consistent, not uniform 10. Make things open: it makes things better
  18. 18. Learn More
  19. 19. Thank you! Questions?

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