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Real World Examples: Signage at airports, and subway navigation maps are great examples of Information Architecture in the real world.
They both play the role of helping people understand where they are, what’s around, and what to expect.
Formally defined, Information Architecture, or IA, is the structural design of information or content (including text, photos, and videos), within a digital product.
It focuses on organizing and labeling websites so that users can find what they are looking for.
Is the product resilient and consistent across channels? How does it reduce complexity of more complicated processes? What cross-channel ties can be explored with delight? Do this by understanding how the pieces fit together to create the larger pictures, and how items relate to each other within the system.
Does it meet standards of accessibility for target audiences? Create enough value that users pay for it (if depends on payment)? Does it behave consistently enough to be predictable? Please comment below if you’d like to share any thoughts or examples of IA from your own work, or that you admire!
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Modern use of the term IA, strictly related to the design of information, was officially introduced in the mid-1970s at the American Institute of Architecture conference where a man named Richard Saul Wurman introduced an idea that he called ‘the architecture of information’.In order to understand IA, we first need to know where it originated. In 1970, a group of people at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center were responsible for developing technology that could support the ‘architecture of information’.