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Author Ding, Wei, 1967 September 14-

Title Information architecture : the design and integration of information spaces / Wei Ding, Xia Lin
Published [San Rafael, Calif.] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 151 pages) : color illustrations
Series Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval, and services, 1947-9468 ; #8
Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval, and services ; #8
Contents 1. Information architecture concepts -- The definition of information architecture -- Wurman's definition of information architect -- Rosenfield and Morville's definition -- The definition used in this book -- The evolution of the web and web design -- Information architecture and related disciplines -- 2. Information architecture and Web 2.0 -- The changing world wide web -- The size and growth of the web -- The deep web -- The dynamics of the web -- Generations of the web -- Web 2.0 -- Web 2.0 applications and products -- Summary of Web 2.0 -- Challenges and opportunities for the IA and design community -- Giving users control vs. giving up on design -- Leveraging content from others and expecting others to use your content -- Taxonomy vs. folksonomy -- Standing on the giant's shoulder and managing risks of dependency -- Using or not using Web 2.0 -- Summary -- 3. IA research, design and evaluation -- Research -- The need for research -- Research methods -- User personas and personarios -- Design -- Design methodology -- Design process -- Design deliverables -- From design to implementation -- Evaluation -- Design walkthrough -- Heuristics evaluation -- Website logs and web usage mining -- 4. Organization and navigation systems -- Logical organization -- Semantic organization -- Metadata -- Controlled vocabularies -- Faceted classification -- Folksonomy -- Navigation systems -- Purpose of navigation -- Navigation types -- Global and sectional navigation -- Local navigation -- Supplemental navigation -- Process navigation -- Search systems
Summary Information Architecture is about organizing and simplifying information, designing and integrating information spaces/systems, and creating ways for people to find and interact with information content. Its goal is to help people understand and manage information and make right decisions accordingly. In the ever-changing social, organizational and technological contexts, Information Architects not only design individual information spaces (e.g., individual websites, software applications, and mobile devices), but also tackle strategic aggregation and integration of multiple information spaces across websites, channels, modalities, and platforms. Not only they create predetermined navigation pathways, but also provide tools and rules for people to organize information on their own and get connected with others. Information Architects work with multi-disciplinary teams to determine the user experience strategy based on user needs and business goals, and make sure the strategy gets carried out by following the user-centered design (UCD) process via close collaboration with others. Drawing on the author(s) extensive experience as HCI researchers, User Experience Design practitioner, and Information Architecture instructors, this book provides a balanced view of the IA discipline by applying the IA theories, design principles and guidelines to the IA and UX practices. It also covers advanced topics such as Enterprise IA, Global IA, and Mobile IA. In addition to new and experienced IA practitioners, this book is written for undergraduate and graduate level students in Information Architecture, Information Sciences, Human Computer Interaction, Information Systems and related disciplines
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-149)
Subject Information behavior.
Information organization.
Online information services -- Design.
User-centered system design.
Form Electronic book
Author Lin, Xia, (Information scientist)
ISBN 1598299603 (electronic bk.)
9781598299601 (electronic bk.)