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WEB200 » 02) Information Architecture

RIW Information Architecture by MIke Sinkula

RIW Information Architecture by MIke Sinkula

The basis of web designed Information Architecture is concerned with creating organizational and navigational schemes that will allow users to move through the website efficiently and effectively.

The Information Architecture that you will create will require that you create a hierarchical categorization scheme of your site’s content into meaningful groups and a functional sequence.

Requirements:

  • From your project website that you picked to use to complete your assignments for this quarter you will need to complete an Information Architecture.
  • First, gather a list of topics from a Top-Down perspective.
  • Second, list the questions that you and your user audience came up with from a Bottom-Up approach.
  • Third, document the process you used to analyze your questions and content areas from both a Top-Down and Bottom-Up perspective using the Affinity Diagramming usability inspection method.
  • Lastly, create a final and professionally presentable draft of your Information Architecture in the software of your choosing.
  • This evaluation and design process shall all be presented in report format.
  • Post a link to this assignment in the comments section below AND Print all of this out and turn in as your Information Architecture assignment according to the class Schedule (Winter) or Schedule (Spring).

Examples:

This portion of the Premium Design Works website is written by Mike Sinkula for the Web Design & Development students at Seattle Central College and the Human Centered Design & Engineering students at the University of Washington.

107 Comments:

  1. Dwayne Linde says:

    Resubmission of the web version of my paper:

    http://www.lindese.com/web200/infoarch.php

    I also gave a print copy to Lisa to put in your mailbox.

    Thanks and sorry for completely spacing on one section. I reviewed my client notes, and now it makes a lot more sense.

  2. Esteban Tobón says:

    Hey Mike,

    I have switched to a new client. Here is the link for my Information Architecture:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KbkrDB5Uf8Y7isXFCYAF7nZgRf7Iuwp9UiGjiRzrPvg/edit?usp=sharing

  3. Tyrone Good says:

    My links do not show up due to the spam setting here it is again; updated link.

    http://www.tyronegood.com/Web200/ia.pdf

  4. Tyrone Good says:

    I’ve updated this portion of the assignment to reflect the new client.

    Thank you!

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