The course will introduce students to the core principles and methodologies of Information Architecture including conducting user research, content assessment and organization, documenting technical processes within systems, defining organizational structures, and developing interactive prototypes. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to design organizational systems that facilitate efficient retrieval of information.
- Morville, Peter and Louis Rosenfeld. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web. Danbury: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated, 2006.
Recommended Reference Books
Additional books to consider for reference:
- Brown, Dan. Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning. New York: New Riders, 2006.
- Dijck, Peter Van. Information Architecture for Designers: Structuring Websites for Business Success. Switzerland: Rotovision, 2003.
- Wodtke, Christina, and Austin Govella. Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web. New York: New Riders, 2009.
- Kalbach, James. Designing Web Navigation: Optimizing the User Experience. North Mankato: O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2007.
- Morville, Peter. Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become. North Mankato: O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2005.
- Garrett, Jesse James. The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web. New York: New Riders, 2002.
- Goto, Kelly and Emily Cotler. Web ReDesign 2.0 | Workflow that Works. Grand Rapids: New Riders, 2004.
- Information Architecture - Planning out a web site - Jonathan Lane. 8 Jul, 2008. Opera Developer Community.
- What does a good web page need? - Mark Norman Francis · 8 Jul, 2008. Opera Developer Community.
- Building up a site wireframe - Linda Goin · 8 Jul, 2008. Opera Developer Community.
- Mac or PC computers with internet connection
- Web Browsers (Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer)
- Diagramming tool for creating wireframes, flowcharts, and more (Omnigraffle for Mac users, Visio for Windows users)