Stimulated by Dan Brown’s 8 principles of information architecture, I’d describe information architecture in 3 core activities:
- Understand: Obtain a thorough understanding of the vision (aka requirements) and the users.
### Dan Brown says: … nothing
- Outline: Develop models of how content can be organised and how to facilitate direct and mediated interaction.
### Dan Brown says: Manage the paradox of choice; Allow for growth; Disclose progressively; Think in facets.
- Curate: In the digital world, everything is hidden by default. Create interfaces (visual, auditive, tactile) that allow users to uncover relevant content and easily touch base with the system.
### Dan Brown says: Provide examples; Provide multiple front doors; Navigate by function.