WebSite Information Architecture: Planning and Designing Information Collections on the WebPaul Kahn , Dynamic Diagrams, USA
Session: Workshop 11
Just as the architect coordinates the engineering, aesthetic, and functional needs of a physical building, the information architect works to develop the structural foundation and functional specifications of a web site. This workshop will review the steps in planning and executing a sound information architecture for public Internet sites, with special attention to sites built around publication content (journals, magazines, encyclopedias). The visual logic of the web site design is then built upon the structural logic of the architecture. The result should be a site that is easy to use, easy to maintain, and flexible enough to grow as the content expands.
We will review important questions that must be answered when developing, analyzing, and designing web sites, such as:
The course will include discussions of projects done by Dynamic Diagrams, and the d/D methodology for creating planning and analysis diagrams. Examples drawn from throughout the web will also be discussed, including web sites of major museums and large public institutions.
For Information Architecture notes, see http://www.dynamicdiagrams.com/seminars/wwwarch/webtoc.htm
For Mapping Web Sites notes, see http://www.dynamicdiagrams.com/seminars/mapping/maptoc.htm