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Information Architecture Vs Interaction Design

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The Web, Information Architecture, and Interaction Design by Jonathan Korman

To quote:

IA means defining information structures to answer the question “how does a user find the information they want?” Thus navigation links for a big corporate Web site reflect IA: where can I find directions to the company’s main headquarters? When you talk about content, page hierarchy, and taxonomy, you probably have an IA problem.

On the other hand, IxD means defining system behaviors to answer the question “how does a user take the action they want?” Thus the pulldowns, buttons, and checkboxes in a Web email application reflect IxD: what must I do to reply to the sender of this email? When you talk about action, controls, and dynamic elements, you probably have in IxD problem.

via : elearningpost

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September 30th, 2005 at 5:49 am

Posted in Information Design

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