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Low Findability and Discoverability: Four Testing Methods to Identify the Causes
"Use IA- and UI-focused user research to determine if low findability and discoverability are caused by site information architecture or navigation design."
informationarchitecture  webdevelopment  userexperience  navigation  testing 
7 weeks ago by garrettc
HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF ANY MESS
Information Architecture for Everybody. Based on a book by Information Architect, Abby Covert.
book  informationarchitecture  designthinking 
december 2017 by garrettc
Doing less by focusing on user needs
An insight into the day-to-day activities of the Home Office Digital, Data and Technology team
business  government  informationarchitecture  usercentereddesign  servicedesign 
september 2017 by garrettc
Make Your Content Make a Difference
Content strategy is planning for every aspect of content to get results. That goes far beyond writing the copy. When getting strategic about content, focus on three key areas: analysis, editorial and architecture.
informationarchitecture  userexperience  contentstrategy  content  webdevelopment 
april 2011 by garrettc
Sketchboards
Low-fi technique that makes it possible for designers to explore and evaluate a range of interaction concepts while involving both business and technology partners.
wireframes  process  interface  sketching  prototype  exploration  informationarchitecture  webdevelopment  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
november 2010 by garrettc
Experience Themes
How a storytelling method can help unify teams and create better products
usability  webdevelopment  userexperience  informationarchitecture  storytelling  technique  strategy 
january 2010 by garrettc
An introduction to user journeys
Put yourself in the mind of your customers and design the user journeys around what they need at a moment in time.
usability  webdevelopment  userexperience  userjourney  informationarchitecture  wayfinding 
september 2009 by garrettc
The Content Conundrum
Bridging the gap between design and content. Or "why doesn't it work now we've put our copy in?"
content  design  usability  userexperience  process  informationarchitecture 
august 2009 by garrettc
IxDA Library
Great collection of talks from the Interaction Design Association
video  conference  informationarchitecture  userexperience  presentation  library  reference  ixda 
july 2009 by garrettc
Designing for Faceted Search
"Essentially, faceted search has become so ubiquitous that users are not only getting used to it, they are coming to expect it."
search  navigation  usability  webdesign  userinterface  taxonomy  informationarchitecture  facet 
may 2009 by garrettc
IA Task Failures Remain Costly
Despite usability becoming more important in recent years, from 2004 to 2009, user failures cased by bad information architecture only decreased by 4%.
usability  ia  webdesign  informationarchitecture 
april 2009 by garrettc
Information architecture
Lovely etching by yoroy, one of the Drupal UX developers.
art  graphics  illustration  informationarchitecture  etching 
april 2009 by garrettc
Doc Searls - The Live Web
"The Web isn’t just real estate. It’s a habitat, an environment, an ever-increasingly-connected place where fecundity rules, vivifying business, culture and everything else that thrives there. It is alive."
web2.0  trends  social  internet  socialsoftware  userexperience  informationarchitecture 
october 2008 by garrettc
Group Activities to Demonstrate Usability and Design
Jared Spool outlines some group activities that they use at UIE when training people in usability and UX design.
usability  training  testing  group  game  design  informationarchitecture 
october 2008 by garrettc
Think about paths instead of hierarchies
"A path is a line that goes from a starting point A to an accomplishment B. Each customer who comes to the site doesn’t care about the overall structure. They care about getting from A to B. That’s a path."
37signals  design  development  navigation  process  structure  usability  informationarchitecture  tips 
may 2008 by garrettc
Active URLs
OmniTI hasve made all their urls complete sentences, starting each path with an active verb: /is/hiring, /helps/ning etc. Useful or gimmicky?
informationarchitecture  fun  design  interesting  language  semantics  url  webdevelopment 
april 2008 by garrettc
Evolution of a Header
"If there's anything I've learned about designing web applications in recent years, it's the fact that things change over the course of a project. Learning to embrace that fact and direct it towards a productive evolutionary process has made a significant
inspiration  design  layout  informationarchitecture  webdevelopment  tips 
january 2008 by garrettc
Slides and audio from UX Week 2007
Adaptive Path has made slides and audio from the UX Week 2007 sessions available.
design  information  informationarchitecture  interaction  prototype  userexperience 
september 2007 by garrettc
Social Networks And Group Formation
"...people are forced to depend upon each other for knowledge. Know-who information rather than know-what, know-how or know-why information has become most crucial. It involves knowing who has the needed information and being able to reach that person."
analysis  community  culture  informationarchitecture  knowledge  network  research  socialnetworking  usability 
september 2007 by garrettc
Pagination and Page-View Juicing are Evil
"many publishers have convinced themselves that breaking up stories into sometimes as many as ten pages is an acceptable way to present content on the web."
architecture  content  design  informationarchitecture  rant  trends  userexperience  usability 
april 2007 by garrettc
Enterprise IA Methodologies
"Information architects working within enterprises are confronted by unique challenges relating to organisational culture, business processes, and internal politics."
architecture  design  informationarchitecture  methodology  process  strategy  userexperience  enterprise 
april 2007 by garrettc
The Page Paradigm
"In my nine years of working on the Web's user experience, a lot has changed online - but one thing that hasn't changed much is the way that users navigate websites." - Mark Hurst
hci  informationarchitecture  interaction  interface  layout  navigation  research  userinterface  usability  webdevelopment 
march 2007 by garrettc
An Introduction to Using Patterns in Web Design
Introduction to design patterns from 37signals. - "The biggest challenge for web designers is the unthinkably huge number of possible ways to solve any given problem"
patterns  ideas  37signals  architecture  informationarchitecture  webdevelopment  webdesign  usability 
august 2006 by garrettc
The ABCs of the BBC: A Case Study and Checklist
A-Z indexes are sometimes seen as the less desirable counterpart to other navigational elements such as sitemaps and, especially, search. However, A-Z indexes can be a valuable secondary navigation tool...
informationarchitecture  catagorisation  userexperience  webdevelopment 
december 2005 by garrettc
IA Manifesto 2.0
#9 is my favourite. "Deliverables are decoys while we're figuring out what we're doing"
ia  thoughtprovoking  funny  informationarchitecture 
october 2005 by garrettc
Faceted Classification
Unlike a simple hierarchical scheme, faceted classification gives the users the ability to find items based on more than one dimension.
informationarchitecture  taxonomy  classification  metadata  webdevelopment  facet 
september 2005 by garrettc
Web Design Practices
devoted to helping designers understand what design practices are currently in use on the Web—and aims to gather research about the usability of commonly-employed design practices.
userexperience  userinterface  usability  informationarchitecture  bestpractice  webdevelopment 
september 2005 by garrettc
Open Source Usability: The birth of a movement
Good to see that there is an new awareness of usability in the FLOSS world.
development  hci  informationarchitecture  opensource  simplicity  usability  userexperience 
august 2005 by garrettc
IxDG Resource Library
An annotated collection of content on all aspects of interaction design.
education  guidelines  ia  interface  reference  resource  usability  informationarchitecture  webdevelopment 
may 2005 by garrettc
Digital Web Magazine - Creating a Site Design Plan
How to tease information out of a client about needs and goals for their site
informationarchitecture  client  userexperience  webdevelopment  technique 
april 2005 by garrettc

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