Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web, Second Edition introduces the core concepts of information architecture: organizing web site content so that it can be found, designing website interaction so that it's pleasant to use, and creating an interface that is easy to understand. This book helps designers, project managers, programmers, and other information architecture practitioners avoid costly mistakes by teaching the skills of information architecture swiftly and clearly.
Table of Contents1. First Principles
2. Balancing Acts–Users, Technology, and Business
3. Sock Drawers and CD Racks–Everything Must Be Organized
4. A Bricklayer's View of Information Architecture
5. Search and Ye Shall Find
6. From A to C by Way of B
7. From Box to Page
8. The Tao of Navigation
9. Architecting Social Spaces
10. All Together Now
11. And in the End
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Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Although not as in-depth as 'the polar bear book' by Morville and Rosenfeld, this book on IA is much more approachable, and therefore perhaps easier to introduce IA concepts to interested colleagues. Also has some tips on keeping care of yourself as you play the IA game.
This book covers a range of core concepts in the field of information architecture. It¿s packed with practical advice and is downright fun to read. This is the kind of book you can read in a few sittings.
This is a solid introduction to information architecture. No, it isn't Morville and Rosenfeld's Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, but Wodtke and Govella's book covers the essentials, does so in a friendly, non-frightening way, and is a little more portable than the polar bear book. Plus, it's actually enjoyable to read, which is a good thing in its own right.