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Information Architecture: Design for Understanding

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When designing an information architecture, we are engaging in a new type of placemaking: one that alters how we perceive and understand information.
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The Three Views of (Information) Architecture

The Three Views of (Information) Architecture | UXploration | Scoop.it
Architects of buildings and of information face an identical challenge: how do you visually display an abstract concept? Dan Klyn introduces us to three views that architects use to showcase structures, and teaches us how these translate to IA.
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Complete Beginner's Guide to Information Architecture

Complete Beginner's Guide to Information Architecture | UXploration | Scoop.it
Information architecture is an often misunderstood job title. Are they designers? developers? managers? All of the above? In this article we'll discuss what information architecture is, why it's related to usability, and what are the common tools/programs used in information architecture.
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Web Experience & The Role of Taxonomy

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Taxonomy is a complex word for a simple concept: organizing your content by topic, category, or audience. You’ve likely heard the word taxonomy many times and wondered why it’s important and how to go about creating one. Let’s examine the value of a proper taxonomy in web experience management.

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Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, September 29, 2015 3:35 PM

Web Experience & The Role of Taxonomy #H2MWP

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Ontology

As technology and experience design both continue to gain influence over our lives, it's crucial that we understand what we mean when we say what we say.

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An architect’s approach to UX journeys

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In both architectural design and UX design, the hypothesis is that a user has an end goal in mind. For both the architect and the UX designer, their job is to d
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So you want to be an IA?

So you want to be an IA? | UXploration | Scoop.it
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” - William Shakespeare As anyone familiar with my work knows, I am devoted to spreading one idea; that information architecture is something that coul...
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Why UX Designers Need to Think like Architects

Why UX Designers Need to Think like Architects | UXploration | Scoop.it

A look at the parallels between architects and user experience designers, and how the latter group can benefit from the work of the former.

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Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, May 11, 2015 5:12 PM

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Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, June 1, 2015 3:20 PM

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Why the Best Wireframe Style Is No Style

Why the Best Wireframe Style Is No Style | UXploration | Scoop.it
What tool would you use to hit a nail in? Only a hammer comes to mind. This is because a hammer's form meets that specific function. It's form matching function
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Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, May 4, 2015 3:15 PM

Best Wireframes are ones with no style ? #H2MWP

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Learning to Wireframe: 10 Best Practices

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wireframing as a tool creates a safe space for conversations about design solutions, while supporting iterations and driving rapid ideation.
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Information Architecture - What It Is And What An Information Architect Does

Information Architecture - What It Is And What An Information Architect Does | UXploration | Scoop.it
Modern web design has to put the needs of users first, and planning the information architecture for a site is an essential part of creating the best user
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Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, March 4, 2015 4:13 PM

Information Architecture - What It Is And What An Information Architect Does #H2MWP

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Redesigning Or Creating A Website? Here's Why Information Architecture Should Be Priority #1

Redesigning Or Creating A Website? Here's Why Information Architecture Should Be Priority #1 | UXploration | Scoop.it
Columnist Shari Thurow explains information architecture, site navigation, and how they relate to one another.
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The Role of the Web, an Excerpt from Understanding Context

The Role of the Web, an Excerpt from Understanding Context | UXploration | Scoop.it
What place am I in? By giving us the ability to link to anything at any time, the web complicated this question and changed our concept of context. In this excerpt from Chapter 2 of his new book, Understanding Context, Andrew Hinton explores why that happened, and how our resulting “place confusion” affects the way we perceive and use the web.
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Amalia Rodriguez's curator insight, February 6, 2015 4:17 PM

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The Many Facets of Taxonomy

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This is the third in a series that has become real-life examples of taxonomies found in my kitchen. Part 3 of “Taxonomy of Spices and Pantries” looks at where and how facets can be used as multiple...
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The Age of Information Architecture by Peter Morville

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Peter returns and reflects upon the impact and evolution of the famous "polar bear" book.
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Towards a definition of serendipity in information behaviour

Towards a definition of serendipity in information behaviour | UXploration | Scoop.it
Serendipitous or accidental discovery of information has often been neglected in information behaviour models, which tend to focus on information seeking, a more goal-directed behaviour. Relevant terms are defined. By building on existing literature and conceptual frameworks, an attempt is made to include serendipity in information behaviour models. The main contribution of this theoretical paper is to map the conceptual space of serendipity in information behaviour and to arrive at a definition for serendipity in the field of information behaviour. The frameworks arrived at should help further shared understanding and more research in this area.
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Building the Business Case for Taxonomy

Building the Business Case for Taxonomy | UXploration | Scoop.it
How often have you found yourself on an ill-defined site redesign project? You know, the ones that you end up redesigning and restructuring every few years as you add new content. Or perhaps you sp...
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Site Flows vs. User Flows: When to Use Which

Site Flows vs. User Flows: When to Use Which | UXploration | Scoop.it
Designing the user experience of a website involves more than figuring out what goes on each page. It’s also about figuring out how those pages flow together.
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Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, September 8, 2015 3:48 PM

Site Flows vs. User Flows: When to Use Which #H2MWP

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Enterprise Design Framework · Home

Enterprise Design Framework · Home | UXploration | Scoop.it
Discover the Enterprise Design framework that aligns the overarching efforts of Branding, Enterprise Architecture and Experience Design on common course to shape tomorrow’s enterprises.
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The Science Of Patterns

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There is an important difference between patterns that we consider to be preordained and those that are to be discovered.
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Cognitive Psychology in Information Architecture

Cognitive Psychology in Information Architecture | UXploration | Scoop.it

From a user’s perspective, a mental category is a grouping system, a way to bring together concepts or items through some unifying attributes.

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Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, March 30, 2015 3:14 PM

Cognitive Psychology in Information Architecture #H2MWP

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Understanding Context: Environment, Language, and Information Architecture

Understanding Context: Environment, Language, and Information Architecture | UXploration | Scoop.it

The environment was missing the semantic functions needed to build the contextual bridges between the organization’s systems and the real-life situations of customers.

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Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, March 11, 2015 5:08 PM

Understanding Context: Environment, Language, and Information Architecture #H2MWP

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A Common Design Taxonomy

A Common Design Taxonomy | UXploration | Scoop.it

There are risks to ignoring design taxonomy. Negative consequences can include improperly used resources, miscommunication of design problems, poor decision-making, and inefficient products. Subjective, poorly defined approaches to design tend to focus on stylistic design efforts while ignoring functional and strategic design, or vice-versa. This typically results in pretty products that don’t work well, or functional products that don’t offer a compelling user experience. Both lack the full value of complete design.

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Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, February 26, 2015 3:37 PM

Stylistic, Functional, Strategic, Innovative...Taxonomy #H2MWP

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The ultimate guide to information architecture

Information architecture is equal parts art and science. Whether you hire a dedicated IA professional, or just sort of let IA happen on your projects, if you’
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Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, February 9, 2015 3:28 PM

The ultimate guide to information architecture #H2MWP