Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web (Google eBook)

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Pearson Education, Jan 22, 2009 - Computers - 312 pages
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Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web, Second Edition introduces the core concepts of information architecture: organizing web site content so that it can be found, designing website interaction so that it's pleasant to use, and creating an interface that is easy to understand. This book helps designers, project managers, programmers, and other information architecture practitioners avoid costly mistakes by teaching the skills of information architecture swiftly and clearly.
  

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User Review  - Murdocke23 - LibraryThing

Although not as in-depth as 'the polar bear book' by Morville and Rosenfeld, this book on IA is much more approachable, and therefore perhaps easier to introduce IA concepts to interested colleagues. Also has some tips on keeping care of yourself as you play the IA game. Read full review

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User Review  - Pivo1 - LibraryThing

This book covers a range of core concepts in the field of information architecture. Itís packed with practical advice and is downright fun to read. This is the kind of book you can read in a few sittings. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
Why Blueprint a Web Site?
1 First Principles
2 Balancing ActsUsers Technology and Business
3 Sock Drawers and CD RacksEverything Must Be Organized
4 A Bricklayers View of Information Architecture
5 Search and Ye Shall Find
6 From A to C by Way of B
7 From Box to Page
8 The Tao of Navigation
9 Architecting Social Spaces
10 All Together Now
11 And in the End
Index
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About the author (2009)

Christina Wodtke has been an information architect for four years and is a leader in the growing field of information architecture. She founded "Boxes and Arrows," an online magazine of information architecture; chaired the fourth annual ASIS&T summit on information architecture; and has spoken on the topic of information architecture at conferences ranging from Seybold to Web World.

Christina is a partner at Carbon IQ, a user-experience agency in San Francisco, where she designs information architectures and conducts user research in the quest to create more usable, effective, and profitable products. Clients have included Shockwave.com, Wells Fargo, Sprite, and Houghton Mifflin, as well as nonprofits such as BraveKids.org and UrbanSchool.org.

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