At the end of class, students will be able to:
Explain the 3 questions that navigation must answer at all times
Apply the 3 questions to critique existing interfaces
Define “Information Architecture” (IA)
Recognize and create IAs using different organization logics (task-based, audience-based, topica, life-event, etc.)
- Solve IA problems using card sorting
The mini lecture used the slides below. You then engaged in one lab exercise that identified how some major sites answer the 3 main navigation questions, and in a lab activity that used card sorting to propose a better IA for this course.