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Information Architecture, Blueprints for the Web

Content Strategy for the Web. She even provides a handy sidebar on how to draw iconic people for sitepath diagrams.

This book will help designers, project managers, programmers, and other information architecture practitioners avoid the costly mistakes of the past by teaching the skills of information architecture swiftly and clearly. Home eBooks Nonfiction Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web, Second Edition introduces the core concepts of information architecture: Clients have included Shockwave. A holistic approach to web design. Although not as in-depth as ‘the polar bear book’ by Morville blueprinnts Rosenfeld, this book on IA is much more christjna, and therefore perhaps easier to introduce IA concepts to interested colleagues.

They are also general enough that they are unlikely to be confused for specific, one-size-fits-all solutions. At roughly pages this was a breezy focused read that informaion on other interaction design concepts. I imagine I’ll either use it as a reference or else I’ll just flat out re-read it.

No, it isn’t Morville and Rosenfeld’s Information Architecture for the World Wide Webbut Wodtke and Govella’s book covers the essentials, does so in a friendly, non-frightening way, and is a little more portable than the polar bear book.

And for the record, I detest laptops with versaglide pads square in the center, as well as the stupid blue eraser head mouse.


To ask other readers questions about Information Architectureplease sign up. Blueprints borrows heavily from Information Architecture for the Blueprinte Wide Web but appears to be a “Dummies” version of it.

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This is the kind of book you can read in a few sittings. Plan, Theme, Build, Launch. Also has some tips on keeping care of yourself as you play the IA game. Where “Blueprints for the Web” focuses to the user goals and IxD techniques for designing an information architecture.

A Practical Guide is a starting point for intranets, Information Architecture is for those in building sites for the modern web. I am a college student who’s Professor expects a lot from us and am nervous about how she will evaluate our knowledge. He is currently an Interaction Designer at Yahoo! Principles and Tools for Effective Web Design. The New Email Revolution. I mouse left carpal tunnel in my right arm and I and others in the study find right hand navigation more comfortable because of the reduced travel between the scrollbar and the menu.

Lucid introduction to the field. I particularly enjoyed Wodtke’s approach to “Gurus and Rules,” as laid out in Chapter 1.

Plus, it’s actually enjoyable to read, which is a good thing in its own right. Wodtke is so funny! I architectute it to my Amazon wish list even before it was published: Having introduced how to approach the problem itself, Wodtke launches into the real meat of the book: I was expecting something academic, instead it turned out to be quite different, laden with quirky cartoons and little text.

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Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web by Christina Wodtke

Blueprints for the WebSecond Edition introduces the core infofmation of information architecture: She speaks everywhere from conferences to universities to boardrooms, and opines across the internet, but most often on eleganthack. Other editions – View all Information Architecture: She speaks in shades of grays, but somehow nothing comes across as fuzzy.

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I 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 useful. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Christinw Your Free Blog Too.

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Where “A Practical Guide” is at home with content. Do left handers keep their mouse on the left hand of the screen? Also, I enjoyed the personable style she demonstrates throughout, along with her wry humour: Facebook for Small Business: One reason, I presume: Nice review, but, you could have helped by mentioning how large the sample chapter would be- it took me nearly thirty minutes to download on a dial-up connection.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Although it claims to be useful for designers, programmers, consultants and information practitioners, it is almost solely written from the perspective of a project manager.

Unfortunately, most web sites are shanties, not skyscrapers. A Guide to Winning Government Contracts. But that’s a tiny quibble about an otherwise excellent work that’s full of information–along with plenty of pointers to resources from which the interested reader can learn more.