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Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sitesby Peter Morville
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The post-Ajaxian Web 2.0 world of wikis, folksonomies, and mashups makes well-planned information architecture even more essential. How do you present large volumes of information to people who need to find what they're looking for quickly? This classic primer shows information architects, designers, and web site developers how to build large-scale and maintainable web sites that are appealing and easy to navigate.
The new edition is thoroughly updated to address emerging technologies — with recent examples, new scenarios, and information on best practices — while maintaining its focus on fundamentals. With topics that range from aesthetics to mechanics, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web explains how to create interfaces that users can understand right away. Inside, you'll find:
How do you document the rich interfaces of web applications? How do you design for multiple platforms and mobile devices? With emphasis on goals and approaches over tactics or technologies, this enormously popular book gives you knowledge about information architecture with a framework that allows you to learn new approaches — and unlearn outmoded ones.
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Intended for web designers, this guide explains the importance of recognizing the site user's perspective, the IA's role in developing web sites, the various ways that sites can be made browsable, effective and descriptive content label creation, and the anatomy of a search engine. The third edition adds sections on social classification, blueprints, and wireframes. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This edition of the classic primer on Web site design and navigation is updated with recent examples, new scenarios, and new information on best practices. With topics that range from aesthetics to mechanics, this valuable book explains how to create interfaces that users can understand easily.
About the Author
Peter Morville is president of Semantic Studios, an information architecture, user experience, and findability consultancy. For over a decade, he has advised such clients as AT&T, IBM, Microsoft, Harvard Business School, Internet2, Procter & Gamble, Vanguard, and Yahoo. Peter is best known as a founding father of information architecture, having co-authored the field's best-selling book, "Information Architecture for the World Wide Web". Peter serves on the faculty at the University of Michigan's School of Information and on the advisory board of the Information Architecture Institute. He delivers keynotes and seminars at international events, and his work has been featured in major publications including Business Week, The Economist, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal.
Lou Rosenfeld is an independent information architecture consultant. He has been instrumental in helping establish the field of information architecture, and in articulating the role and value of librarianship within the field. Lou played a leading role in organizing and programming the first three information architecture conferences (both ASIS&T Summits and IA 2000). He also presents and moderates at such venues as CHI, COMDEX, Intranets, and the web design conferences produced by Miller Freeman, C|net and Thunder Lizard. He teaches tutorials as part of the Nielsen Norman Group User Experience Conference.
Table of Contents
Preface Part I: Introducing Information Architecture Chapter 1: Defining Information Architecture Chapter 2: Practicing Information Architecture Chapter 3: User Needs and Behaviors Part II: Basic Principles of Information Architecture Chapter 4: The Anatomy of an Information Architecture Chapter 5: Organization Systems Chapter 6: Labeling Systems Chapter 7: Navigation Systems Chapter 8: Search Systems Chapter 9: Thesauri, Controlled Vocabularies, and Metadata Part III: Process and Methodology Chapter 10: Research Chapter 11: Strategy Chapter 12: Design and Documentation Part IV: Information Architecture in Practice Chapter 13: Education Chapter 14: Ethics Chapter 15: Building an Information Architecture Team Chapter 16: Tools and Software Part V: Information Architecture in the Organization Chapter 17: Making the Case for Information Architecture Chapter 18: Business Strategy Chapter 19: Information Architecture for the Enterprise Part VI: Case Studies Chapter 20: MSWeb: An Enterprise Intranet Chapter 21: evolt.org: An Online Community Appendix 1: Essential Resources Colophon
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