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Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Information Architecture

    1. Chapter 1 The Problems That Information Architecture Addresses

      1. Hello, iTunes
      2. The Problems Information Architecture Addresses
      3. Enter Information Architecture
      4. Recap
    2. Chapter 2 Defining Information Architecture

      1. Definitions
      2. Just Because You Can’t See It, Doesn’t Mean It Isn’t There
      3. Toward a Damned Good Information Architecture
      4. Recap
    3. Chapter 3 Design for Finding

      1. The “Too-Simple” Information Model
      2. Information Needs
      3. Information-Seeking Behaviors
      4. Learning About Information Needs and Information-Seeking Behaviors
      5. Recap
    4. Chapter 4 Design for Understanding

      1. A Sense of Place
      2. The Architecture of (Real-World) Places
      3. Places Made of Information
      4. Organizing Principles
      5. Structure and Order
      6. Typologies
      7. Modularity and Extensibility
      8. The Happiest Place(s) on Earth
      9. Recap
  2. Basic Principles of Information Architecture

    1. Chapter 5 The Anatomy of an Information Architecture

      1. Visualizing Information Architecture
      2. Top-Down Information Architecture
      3. Bottom-Up Information Architecture
      4. Invisible Information Architecture
      5. Information Architecture Components
      6. Recap
    2. Chapter 6 Organization Systems

      1. Challenges of Organizing Information
      2. Organizing Information Environments
      3. Organization Schemes
      4. Organization Structures
      5. Social Classification
      6. Creating Cohesive Organization Systems
      7. Recap
    3. Chapter 7 Labeling Systems

      1. Why You Should Care About Labeling
      2. Varieties of Labels
      3. Labels as Headings
      4. Designing Labels
      5. Recap
    4. Chapter 8 Navigation Systems

      1. Types of Navigation Systems
      2. Gray Matters
      3. Browser Navigation Features
      4. Placemaking
      5. Improving Flexibility
      6. Embedded Navigation Systems
      7. Supplemental Navigation Systems
      8. Advanced Navigation Approaches
      9. Recap
    5. Chapter 9 Search Systems

      1. Does Your Product Need Search?
      2. Search System Anatomy
      3. Choosing What to Index
      4. Search Algorithms
      5. Query Builders
      6. Presenting Results
      7. Designing the Search Interface
      8. Where to Learn More
      9. Recap
    6. Chapter 10 Thesauri, Controlled Vocabularies, and Metadata

      1. Metadata
      2. Controlled Vocabularies
      3. Technical Lingo
      4. A Thesaurus in Action
      5. Types of Thesauri
      6. Thesaurus Standards
      7. Semantic Relationships
      8. Preferred Terms
      9. Polyhierarchy
      10. Faceted Classification
      11. Recap
  3. Getting Information Architecture Done

    1. Chapter 11 Research

      1. A Research Framework
      2. Context
      3. Content
      4. Users
      5. Participant Definition and Recruiting
      6. User Research Sessions
      7. In Defense of Research
      8. Recap
    2. Chapter 12 Strategy

      1. What Is an Information Architecture Strategy?
      2. Strategies Under Attack
      3. From Research to Strategy
      4. Developing the Strategy
      5. Work Products and Deliverables
      6. The Strategy Report
      7. The Project Plan
      8. Presentations
      9. Recap
    3. Chapter 13 Design and Documentation

      1. Guidelines for Diagramming an Information Architecture
      2. Communicating Visually
      3. Sitemaps
      4. Wireframes
      5. Content Mapping and Inventory
      6. Content Models
      7. Controlled Vocabularies
      8. Design Collaboration
      9. Putting It All Together: Information Architecture Style Guides
      10. Recap
    4. Appendix References

      1. Books
      2. Professional Organizations