Posts Tagged ‘whyIA’

Today’s Web: collaboration between design, interaction, and IA

June 6, 2008

We are now in a “stage of Web-evolution where it is clear that a good Web-experience is the result of mutual collaboration between presentation, interaction, and organization considerations.”

From: Wroblewski, Luke (2002), Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web-Usability, New York: Hungry Minds, p.12

Today’s Web: collaboration between design, interaction, and IA

June 6, 2008

We are now in a “stage of Web-evolution where it is clear that a good Web-experience is the result of mutual collaboration between presentation, interaction, and organization considerations.”

From: Wroblewski, Luke (2002), Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web-Usability, New York: Hungry Minds, p.12

Effective Website presentation

June 6, 2008

Effective Web Site presentation can

  1. provide situated awareness (establish a sense of place)
  2. provide emotional impact
  3. engage and invite users
  4. explain organisation
  5. guide users through content and sequences
  6. maintain consistency
  7. educate users
  8. establish relationship between content elements

From: Wroblewski, Luke (2002), Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web-Usability, New York: Hungry Minds

The value of IA (checklist)

June 5, 2008
    Why good IA is worth the money:

  1. Reduces the cost of finding information
  2. Reduces the cost of finding wrong information
  3. Reduces the cost of not finding information at all
  4. Provides a competitive advantage
  5. Increases product awareness
  6. Increases sales
  7. Makes using a site a more enjoyable experience.
  8. Improves brand loyalty
  9. Reduces reliance upon documentation
  10. Reduces maintenance costs
  11. Reduces training costs
  12. Reduces staff turnover
  13. Reduces organizational upheaval
  14. Reduces organizational politicking
  15. Improves knowledge sharing
  16. Reduces duplication of effort
  17. Solidifies business strategy

From: Morville, Peter and Rosenfeld, Louis (2002), Information Architecture for the World Wide Web – 2nd edition, Sebastopol: O’Reilly, p.344-5