Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
The post-Ajaxian Web 2.0 world of wikis, folksonomies, and mashups makes well-planned information architecture even more essential. How do you present large volumes of information to people who need to find what they're looking for quickly? This classic primer shows information architects, designers, and web site developers how to build large-scale and maintainable web sit...more
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
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
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.
I read through this book with a discussion group at work. All of us had different applications in mind, but it was helpful to bounc ...more
Since it is such a new field, a decent amount of the book is about things like how to self-train as an information architect or how to sell the value of investing in information architecture to your corporate mast ...more
I think it was where Morville and Rosenfeld mentioned the relationship between IA and UX as "the small IA (findability) and the big IA (UX)". The former gives you an immediate idea about heuristics, so and so forth, right?
The other good thing about this book is that introduces the reader to controlled vocabularies and metadata dictionaries in general. In certain settings (e.g. eCommerce), both c ...more
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