More of our transactions and social interactions are moving online every day. People access these digital products and services using a growing variety of devices: notebook computers, mobile phones, wearables, voice-driven smart assistants, and more. Good experience requires that these systems be coherent and understandable. As a result, information architecture (IA) is more important today than ever before.
This full-day workshop is an introduction to information architecture by one of the co-authors of the fourth edition of the polar bear book.
The workshop is divided into four parts:
– Part 1 introduces information architecture
– Part 2 covers conceptual modeling, which is foundational to good IA
– Part 3 reviews the standard components used to implement information architectures
– Part 4 describes essential skills one must master to actually do IA
Hands-on exercises give participants a direct practical understanding of key IA concepts.
About the speakers
Jorge Arango is an information architecture and strategic designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s the author of Living in Information: Responsible Design for Digital Places (Two Waves Publishing, 2018) and co-author of Information Architecture: For the Web and Beyond (O’Reilly, 2015). In addition to his consulting practice, he also teaches in the interaction design program at the California College of the Arts.