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Foundations of UX: Information Architecture

Foundations of UX: Information Architecture

with Chris Nodder

Video: Welcome

Hello. I'm Chris Nodder. Welcome to Foundations of UX Information Architecture. In this course I'll be covering the steps you need to follow in order to find out how your users think about the world, and then how to turn that into the best possible navigation structure. We'll discuss how to get information from customers using card sort and reverse sort research, how to use that research to create a great information architecture, and then how to use that information architecture to redesign navigation menus, content classification, and page layout so that your site or application supports the way your users think about the world.
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  1. 1m 35s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
      26s
  2. 3m 10s
    1. What is information architecture?
      1m 47s
    2. Creating good information architecture
      1m 23s
  3. 4m 55s
    1. Why do information architecture research?
      2m 26s
    2. Card sorting to determine information architecture
      2m 29s
  4. 18m 19s
    1. Finding the information to use in a card sort
      3m 13s
    2. Deciding what goes on the cards
      3m 8s
    3. Making the cards
      2m 51s
    4. Recruiting participants
      1m 44s
    5. Running the session
      5m 47s
    6. Recording participants' answers
      1m 36s
  5. 9m 30s
    1. Getting from cards to knowledge
      5m 6s
    2. Eyeball analysis of your data
      4m 24s
  6. 24m 25s
    1. Accessing remote users with online sorts
      3m 51s
    2. Setting up a card sort using OptimalSort
      6m 58s
    3. Running an online OptimalSort card sort
      2m 59s
    4. Reviewing what participants see
      1m 52s
    5. Checking your data
      3m 11s
    6. Using the built-in analysis tools
      5m 34s
  7. 11m 33s
    1. Starting with an abstract structure
      2m 5s
    2. Creating abstract information architecture
      4m 15s
    3. Knowing the problems you might face
      3m 5s
    4. Understanding that card sorting isn't a precise technique
      2m 8s
  8. 9m 6s
    1. Making sure your hierarchical structure is correct
      1m 46s
    2. Creating and running a paper-based reverse sort
      3m 5s
    3. Analyzing a paper-based reverse sort
      1m 49s
    4. Interpreting the results
      2m 26s
  9. 15m 25s
    1. Exploring computer-based reverse sorting
      1m 56s
    2. Using Treejack for reverse sorting
      5m 11s
    3. Running an online reverse sort with Treejack
      3m 26s
    4. Reviewing what the participants see
      1m 18s
    5. Analyzing a Treejack reverse sort
      3m 34s
  10. 10m 58s
    1. Getting to navigation
      1m 45s
    2. Standard page elements
      2m 57s
    3. Content-based navigation
      3m 27s
    4. Going from information architecture to site layout
      2m 49s
  11. 2m 47s
    1. There's no substitute for usability testing
      1m 12s
    2. Watch your server logs after you go live
      1m 35s
  12. 5m 36s
    1. The right information architecture is crucial to your site
      3m 17s
    2. Next steps
      2m 19s

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Foundations of UX: Information Architecture
1h 57m Beginner Jul 31, 2013

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Improving the way the information in your site or application is organized and presented is one of the most cost-effective ways of increasing user satisfaction and engagement. Information architecture can help you find out how your users think about the world, and transition those lessons to your product. In this course, Chris Nodder teaches you how to perform card sort research to get information about user interactions, analyze the results, and create a validated information architecture plan. Then translate your plan into refined menus, content classification, and page layouts. Finally, test the success of your new structure with reverse card sorting and by monitoring feedback from server logs, site searches, and help desk calls.

Topics include:
  • What is information architecture?
  • Why do research?
  • Creating and running a paper card sort
  • Recruiting test participants
  • Analyzing paper card sort results
  • Running a computer-based card sort
  • Creating abstract information architecture
  • Validating your plan with a reverse card sort
  • Translating information architecture to navigation and layout
  • Watching the server after you go live
Subjects:
Web User Experience Web Design Web Foundations Web Development
Author:
Chris Nodder

Welcome

Hello. I'm Chris Nodder. Welcome to Foundations of UX Information Architecture. In this course I'll be covering the steps you need to follow in order to find out how your users think about the world, and then how to turn that into the best possible navigation structure. We'll discuss how to get information from customers using card sort and reverse sort research, how to use that research to create a great information architecture, and then how to use that information architecture to redesign navigation menus, content classification, and page layout so that your site or application supports the way your users think about the world.

Improving the information architecture is one of the most cost effective and most often overlooked ways of increasing your user satisfaction. This course doesn't make any assumptions about your background, although it's primarily aimed at people who work in, or are learning about software design. Again. This course doesn't make any assumptions about your background, although it's primarily aimed at people (INAUDIBLE). Again. This course doesn't make any assumptions about your background, although it's primarily aimed at people who work in, or who (INAUDIBLE). Again.

This course doesn't make any assumptions about your background, although it's primarily aimed at people who work in, or who are learning about software design and development. Creating a suitable information architecture is a major step in making a successful website or application. Now, I want to help you learn how to make a site structure that shows your users that you really understand them. So with that, let's get started.

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