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This book is useful for designers project managers programmers and other information architecture practitioners. There s one statement that is definite truth there s no mystery in how Information Architecture Blueprints for the Web approaches IA It s all about the web and why shouldn t be If we re accessing information today we re likely doing it via the web Whether it s an internet web site that sells Shepherd s crooks or a corporate intranet we re spending and of our time consuming information in a browserClick here to read the full review Undeniably Fated other information architecture practitioners. There s The Ira War Strategy Tactics and Military Lessons Csis Significant Issues Series Csis Significant Issues Series one statement that is definite truth there s no mystery in how Information Architecture Blueprints for the Web approaches IA It s all about the web and why shouldn t be If we re accessing information today we re likely doing it via the web Whether it s an internet web site that sells Shepherd s crooks Black Blue or a corporate intranet we re spending and The Moe Manifesto of Positive Church in a Negative World our time consuming information in a browserClick here to read the full review

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Signing web site interaction so that it's pleasant to use and creating an interface that is easy to understand. Lucid introduction to the field Confirmed some things I d figured out on the fly while helping reorganize a couple of entrepreneurs site and taught me plenty that I can put to good use in futureI particularly enjoyed Wodtke s approach to Gurus and Rules as laid out in Chapter 1Also I enjoyed the personable style she demonstrates throughout along with her wry humour Information likes to be free but people want to get paid Occasionally I didn t see the point of including some of the cutesy asides eg the description of Easter egg hunts in her childhood But that s a tiny uibble about an otherwise excellent work that s full of information along with plenty of pointers to resources from which the interested reader can learn I d cheerfully purchase another book by Wodtke and will recommend this one to anyone who wants a superb overview of ways to make the complex clear on the Web

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Introduces the core concepts of information architecture organizing web site content so that it can be found de. This is a great companion to Donna Spencer s A Practical Guide to Information Architecture The two together provide the intermediate toolkit for Information Architecture Where A Practical Guide is at home with content Wodtke is at home with web applications and site layoutWhere the center of gravity of A Practical Guide is the card sort and techniues for content inventory The center of gravity for Blueprints for the web is the wire framing and scenario flow of each individual webpage A Practical Guide is a starting point for intranets Information Architecture is for those in building sites for the modern webAnd finally A Practical Guide speaks to the practice of implementing an information architecture project including the political and enterprise reuirements reports and deliverables Where Blueprints for the Web focuses to the user goals and IxD techniues for designing an information architectureBoth are valid and important techniues At roughly 280 pages this was a breezy focused read that builds on other interaction design concepts If you are starting from zero the book is approachable however you may not fully recognize the intricacy behind the simple and plain language and ideasI felt this book did a great job summarizing the types of user journeys information architectures have to solve as a bonus the information architecture of this book is very practical and usefulNotesThis book will help you answer How do I architect for social What are the key considerations I should keep in mind when designing a page How do I match my architecture with the user intent How can I user metadata to help users get the most out of my siteThe only gripe keeping this from five stars is that its not well cited It does not cite the user studies or academic studies to backup many of its claims


About the Author: Christina Wodtke

Christina Wodtke trains companies to move from insight to execution as principal of her firm Wodtke Consulting and teaches the next generation of entrepreneurs at California College of the Arts and Stanford Continuing EducationChristina has led redesigns and initial product offerings for such companies as LinkedIn Myspace Zynga Yahoo Hot Studio and eGreetings She has founded two consulti



10 thoughts on “Information Architecture Blueprints for the Web

  1. says:

    This is a great companion to Donna Spencer's A Practical Guide to Information Architecture The two together provide the intermediate toolkit for Information Architecture Where A Practical Guide is at home with content Wodtke is at home with web applications and site layoutWhere the center of gravity of A Practical Guide

  2. says:

    Although not as in depth as 'the polar bear book' by Morville and Rosenfeld this book on IA is much approachable and therefore perhaps

  3. says:

    Having read some glowing reviews I decided to pick up a copy of this book for myself I was expecting something academic instead it turned out to be uite different laden with uirky cartoons and little text This is a breath of fresh air compared to many of the textbook approaches What I didn't like is the way the book changes tone several times and too often the author declares principles without much substance to back them up and

  4. says:

    Published in 2002 needless to say it’s a bit outdated Stilla useful and readable primer on the topic I’d recommend this to designers product managers project managers and any other sitesoftware stakeholders with no IA

  5. says:

    Lucid introduction to the field Confirmed some things I'd figured out on the fly while helping reorganize a couple of entrepreneurs

  6. says:

    Wodtke is so funny This is was my first formal introduction to information architecture although I had certainly been exposed to it indirectly throughout my industrial design educationcareer and I couldn't have asked for a better person to lay it all out She speaks in shades of grays but somehow nothing comes across as fuzzy Chock full of great examples and hilariously down to earth this book is a great hands on intro

  7. says:

    This is a solid introduction to information architecture No it isn't Morville and Rosenfeld's Information Architecture for the World Wide Web b

  8. says:

    There’s one statement that is definite truth there’s no mystery in how Information Architecture Blueprints for the Web approaches IA It’s

  9. says:

    Excellent introduction to the process of creating a web site However the structure of this book is great as it covers persona research and development content design and up till wireframing However the author did not explain his thought process or reasoning on why each step is a must and how it contributes towards the entire UX design processHowever still a must read for UX wannabes

  10. says:

    I definitely didn't intend to read this in one day but it was engaging and it was interesting It actually reminded me a lot of both the exhibit design and database design classes I had to take in grad schoolI imagine I'll either use it as a reference or else I'll just flat out re read it

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