Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites
I can't recall why I bought it - or requested it as a gift - but I finally got around to reading it recently. I always had the nagging feeling that there *must* be meat in here, somewhere. ...more
I'd recommend skimming content, skipping chapters and focusing most probably on part III (Process and Methodology) of the book.
Still a must probably in this field, so better just get it over with....more
Some of the info is really about what to do if you're an information architect, dealing with company politics, budgets, etc. If you only work on very small projects, or if you're the primary decision maker, you could probably skim all of that stuff. Most of the meat of this book is early on.
The only reason I'm not gonna give this book 5 stars is becaus ...more
If you want to learn about IA, its better to learn online or watch youtube. It's more time effective. ...more
500+ Pages and over 50 Dollars for this book is a bit of a joke.
Never the less, it content is very useful. Don't waste your time buying the book though, just look at the table of contents and search the web for those topics and you will get all that you are looking for. ...more
This is the book that will take you to the frontier of information knowledge. ...more
The last part has a lot of practical advice on how to use the knowledge gained in the first parts of the book to actually get to work building the information architecture. I'm not currently about to do that, so I can't vouch for how useful it in reality, but I appreciate them getting into the detail ...more
Some parts are outdated (e.g. old/oudated tools likes Visio, Balsamiq, Illustrator, or uses the term "Web Master"). ...more
If I was reading this again, I would start with that last section for immediate impact to my work, and then go back into the more detailed explorations ...more
The books starts off stronger than it ends, with much of the third section being mere one-off examples of good work, rather than solid descriptions of what's good with multiple examples showing different approaches. Also, I found a fair amount of the information to be intuitive, and have been performing a lot of the actions on my own for quite some time. It was reassuring ...more
I read through this book with a discussion group at work. All of us had different applications in mind, but it was helpful to bounce idea ...more
Some basic useful concepts that are nearly indistinguishable from common sense. Perhaps an introduction to IT for someone. Not for professional ...more
Even if it is not the absolute, definitive, all-and-beyond guide, it is definitely worth having in your design library.
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