Information Architecture For The World Wide Web

Morville, P., & Rosenfeld, L. (2007). Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (3rd ed.). Cambridge: O'Reilly.

Morville and Rosenfeld provide four defintions for Infomration Architecture:
1. The structural design of shared information environments.
2. The combination of organization, labeling, search, and navigation systems within web sites and intranets.
3. The art and science of shaping information products and experiences to support
usability and findability.
4. An emerging discipline and community of practice focused on bringing principles of
design and architecture to the digital landscape.

Although there are differnet ways of viewing Ifnromation Architecture, it is clear in my mind that Information Architecture combines both the interaction and Information design of learning environments. Information architecture is a world of knowledge that is made up of the information and interaction choices within a learning platform. It truly is the foundation of any design platform. Without the proper Information Architecture, the overall design is negatively impacted. When designing your Information Architecture, there are three things to also consider: Users, Content, and Context. They form the basis of the model for practicing effective information architecture design. Good information architecture design is informed by all three areas.

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