Information Architecture Concepts and Applications

by Dan Klyn and Shari Thurow
December 2, 2013

User experience design is a broad concept with a vast range of applications, especially if we use Steve Jobs’ definition of “design” as encompassing how something works in addition to how something looks. As taught by Dan Klyn and Shari Thurow, architecture is the “what” to design’s “how,” and information architecture is the discipline and set of practices for specifying the “what” of products and services that are made of information.
Spend an hour digging into the core concepts of information architecture and looking at cases in point to illustrate the ways that IA is applied in the context of the thing that people do on the Internet: search.

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