COAP:COAP-3150 - week 3

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1 Design specifications

or analyzing needs analysis results

1.1 Card sorting

  • generative— gathering user input on the organization and labeling of content
  • evaluative-determining whether people can correctly find things in an organizational structure we’ve created[1]
  • open (no categories) vs closed (predefined categories) [2]
  • In class activity - find and sort information on your site

1.2 Designing information

2 Tools for site planning

2.1 Standalone (to install locally)

2.2 Web applications (on line)

3 Readings

References
  1. Comparing User Research Methods for Information Architecture :: UXmatters
  2. Card sorting: a definitive guide - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design


  • Assignment – building site information architecture