Information Architecture for the World Wide Web

07/10/98


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Information Architecture for the World Wide Web

Introduction Speaker Background

Introduction Session Goals

Introduction to Information Architecture What is it?

Introduction to Information Architecture Why is it important?

Introduction to Information Architecture Why is it difficult?

Introduction to Information Architecture Ambiguity of language (“pitch”)

Introduction to Information Architecture How we can make it easier to find information?

Organization Systems Definitions

Organization Structures How should my site’s information be structured?

Organization Structures Should my site be broad/shallow, or narrow/deep?

Organization Schemes How should my site’s information be organized?

Organization Schemes How should my site’s information be organized?

Labeling Systems The basics.

Labeling Systems Where should I get my labels?

Navigation Systems Types of navigation systems.

Navigation Systems What makes for a successful navigation system?

Navigation Systems What supplementary navigation type is best?

Searching Systems Searching involves more than an engine.

Searching Systems What do I need to know about searching?

The Obligatory Tips “Top-down” IA in a nutshell.

“Bottom-Up” Information Architecture A New Flavor of Information Architecture?

“Bottom-Up” Information Architecture Where librarians will increasingly make a difference.

Information Architecture and Library and Information Science How do they relate?

Argus Associates Contact Information

Author: Louis Rosenfeld