Join Chris Nodder for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating abstract information architecture, part of Foundations of UX: Information Architecture.
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Before we roll our sleeves up and design our site's menus and other components, we…need the abstract information architecture.…To make this abstract information architecture, we take all of our…observations, along with a cluster analysis information and create our best…impression of the ideal structure for that information, regardless of how it will be used.…Items that participants grouped most clearly will form the basic lower level structure.…For instance, one grouping consisted of minimal impact flower borders, native…landscaping, yard plants, and plants that would require no extra water.…
We'll form several search groupings. Then, the lower level groupings that have…the most in common, in participants minds, form the categories above this lower level structure.…Names that participants gave to the groupings might suggest category headings.…You probably won't choose to use the exact names that participants wrote down, but…their terminology and the thinking behind their choices will inform your final decisions.…
- 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