Information Architecture (19 articles)

  • organize blog content

    Organize Your Blog Content with Taxonomies

    Adding a blog to your website, or maintaining one that is separate from it is much more than merely putting words on a screen. Just like any other website, it…Continue reading

    Nov 16, 20178 min read
  • information architecture book recommendations

    14 Information Architecture Books We Love

    When it comes to information architecture, there is a vast amount of information on the internet, but it is not always easy to discern which information is worth your time. Unfortunately, there aren’t many online sources that thoroughly teach the ins and outs of web design. Luckily there are some excellent published works that are well worth your time and money.Continue reading

    Aug 23, 201720 min read
  • building and IA checklist

    Building an Information Architecture Checklist

    Information architecture is a process that helps organize websites so that users can easily access services and information. This process is critical, especially for large internet sites, as it ensures the site meets both the user’s needs of and those of the business. While the goal of information architecture is often easy to understand, implementing the process can be somewhat less clear. To help you organize your next project, we’ve created a checklist for building website information architecture. Continue reading

    Aug 03, 20173 min read
  • Prep for Information Architecture Design

    Do you Need to Prep for Information Architecture Design?

    So, you are all set. You’ve talked with the client (or yourself), and you have a good sense of what you are going to do. Now is the time to start organizing and diagramming your IA, right? Not so fast – before you begin, there are a few things to keep in mind. When it comes to website design, many people don’t recognize the amount of work that goes into it before you have a finished product. It’s almost like reality television. Sure you are watching it as it unfolds, but did you consider what may have happened before the show aired? Continue reading

    Jul 17, 20173 min read
  • Why Business Goals are Important to IA

    Why Business Goals Are Important to Information Architecture

    Why do you need to understand the business for Information Architecture? The first reason is because it helps define the context of a page. Additionally, when you consider business goals, you help support the business, which is designed to support the users. It’s important to remember – there are business goals for every project, and money is often at its root. If you were designing for only want the user wanted and needed, there would be no need for anyone to pay for such products and services. There’d also be a lot fewer websites advertising them. Continue reading

    Jun 28, 20174 min read
  • How To Clean Your Website Of Unnecessary Clutter

    How To Clean Your Website Of Unnecessary Clutter

    You’ve probably heard the saying, ‘less is more’ but have you given any thought to how to apply that truism to your website? Sure, you want to create a well- designed site, but you also need to balance your design with something that will actually serve its purpose. Especially when talking about things such as landing and intro pages there is a thin line between busy and clean. In this blog post, I’ll discuss some ways to not only recognize clutter in your UI, but also stop it in its tracks.Continue reading

    Jun 07, 20174 min read
  • learning information architecture slickplan

    3 Ways to Learn Information Architecture Online

    Information architecture wasn’t always a stand-alone function. When the Internet was still young, this responsibility was assigned to the webmaster. Now, as websites become more complex, many web teams need a dedicated individual to manage their site’s structure. The information architect not only thinks about what is on the site but also how the end user will interact with that information. If you are looking to build well-organized, user-friendly websites, understanding information architecture is a definite prerequisite. Thankfully, there are many ways to do so online.Continue reading

    May 31, 20173 min read
  • It’s Time to Audit Your Information Architecture

    It’s Time to Audit Your Information Architecture

    Your site is a collection of information built upon a defined Information Architecture, making it easy to navigate through. However, if you don’t know what content you have, it’s hard to put together a useful architecture. Whether you’re creating something from scratch or redesigning an existing site, completing a content audit will help you take stock of all of the information you need before you begin assessing IA.Continue reading

    May 18, 20174 min read