Card sorting is a great method of exploring and understanding how users organize and label content. In our post on Card Sorting, we provided the basics for running a card sort, types of card sorts and things to be cognisant of when facilitating a card sort. Applying what you have learned can be a challengeRead more
If the output is to be a stellar information architecture, what are the inputs we need? Card sorting is a technique to gain insights and understanding into how users would organize the content we provide in our digital products, and what labels they would give to that content. It uncovers users’ mental models related to the content on ourRead more
Often misunderstood or completely overlooked, Information Architecture is “a structural design of shared information environments” as stated by The Information Architecture Institute. It’s what helps you understand your surroundings and navigate more efficiently – or find what you’re looking for. In the realm of user experience, there are 2 fundamental requirements for doing information architectureRead more
In the context of a discussion around information architecture, (IA), definitions are fairly plentiful and even synonymous terms exist, like information design, that, depending on the context, may not mean IA in the strict sense at all. There’s a certain irony that this lack of clarity and ambiguity exists around this topic, since in aRead more
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