Archive for the 'IA' Category

Good web site navigation builds your brand

Friday, October 16th, 2009

One point I often make in discussing web site design with clients is that your site’s navigation is also part of your brand. On the web “the brand is the experience and the experience is the brand.”* Recently a potential client in discussing a web site redesign expressed how their content management vendor’s implementation of […]

Behind web 2.0, the video: Michael Wesch

Monday, February 19th, 2007

You’ve probably seen the web 2.0 video. It’s tallied well over a million views on its YouTube counter and made at least one info architect I know all misty eyed. The video’s creator is Michael Wesch, assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University, and he has an interview on Searchblog. Wesch on why […]

Wireframes, now in living color

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

In web design wireframes are typically “line art” diagrams of pages showing proposed navigation labels, functional elements, and areas for content and images. They are often used in early usability testing and can evolve into more technical documents for use by the developers later in the cycle. They can be rough or detailed, tossed together […]

Information: the video

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

It’s got a beat, and you can dance to it. Information design to Royksopp: Infographical music video

Following the crumbs

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Breadcrumb navigation: you know those links across the top of a page with (usually) pointy characters between them that help indicate your level in the site hierarchy or the path you took to get where you got — do they work? Do site visitors use them or ignore them? Angela Colter and colleagues from the […]