Paul Kahn , France
Session: 3.1 Understanding the principles of information architecture for the web
This tutorial reviews the principles of information architecture for the web. The instructor will present a series of information architecture problems common to all web sites. Examples will be drawn from current web sites with a focus on web sites for museum and exhibitions. Problems address include:
The need to organize information
The function of rhythm and patterns
Identifying patterns in information
Looking at the data behind the information
The key objectives of the web site
The overall structure of the web site
Matching the user's information requirements
Finding what can be communicated better on the web
The role and limits of interaction
Why would anyone know it's there?
Types of information to be linked
Examples will illustrate how these problems can be solved. Emphasis will be on the common problems and the variety of solutions.