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Information Architecture for the World Wide Web

Author: Peter Morville; Louis Rosenfeld
Publisher: Sebastopol : O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The post-Ajaxian Web 2.0 world of wikis, folksonomies, and mashups makes well-planned information architecture even more essential. How do you present large volumes of information to people who need to find what they're looking for quickly? This classic primer shows information architects, designers, and web site developers how to build large-scale and maintainable web sites that are appealing and easy to navigate.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Morville, Peter
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
Sebastopol : O'Reilly Media, Inc.,c2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Morville; Louis Rosenfeld
ISBN: 9780596553807 0596553803
OCLC Number: 781295604
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (528 p.)
Contents: Information Architecture for the World Wide Web; Organization of This Book; Audience for This Book; Conventions for This Book; Contacting the Authors; Contacting O'reilly; Safari® Enabled; Acknowledgments; I. Introducing Information Architecture; Tablets, Scrolls, Books, and Libraries; Explaining Ia to Others; What Isn't Information Architecture?; Why Information Architecture Matters; Bringing Our Work to Life; 2. Practicing Information Architecture; Who's Qualified to Practice Information Architecture?; Innies and Outies; Gap Fillers and Trench Warriors; Putting It All Together. Information Architecture SpecialistsPracticing Information Architecture in the Real World; Content; Users; What Lies Ahead; 3. User Needs and Behaviors; Information Needs; Information-Seeking Behaviors; Learning About Information Needs and Information-Seeking Behaviors; Ii. Basic Principles of Information Architecture; Information Architecture Components; Search Aids; Content and Tasks; "Invisible" Components; 5. Organization Systems; Heterogeneity; Differences in Perspectives; Internal Politics; Organizing Web Sites and Intranets; Organization Schemes; Chronological; Geographical. Ambiguous Organization SchemesTask; Audience; Metaphor; Hybrids; Organization Structures; The Database Model: A Bottom-Up Approach; Hypertext; Social Classification; Creating Cohesive Organization Systems; 6. Labeling Systems; Varieties of Labels; Labels As Headings; Labels Within Navigation Systems; Labels As Index Terms; Iconic Labels; Designing Labels; Develop consistent labeling systems, not labels; Sources of Labeling Systems; Comparable and competitive sites; Controlled vocabularies and thesauri; Creating New Labeling Systems; Content authors; User advocates and subject matter experts. Directly from usersFree-listing; Indirectly from users; Tag analysis; Tuning and Tweaking; 7. Navigation Systems; Gray Matters; Browser Navigation Features; Building Context; Improving Flexibility; Embedded Navigation Systems; Local Navigation Systems; Contextual Navigation; Implementing Embedded Navigation; Supplemental Navigation Systems; Site Indexes; Guides; Wizards and Configurators; Search; Advanced Navigation Approaches; Visualization; Social Navigation; 8. Search Systems; Search System Anatomy; Search Is Not an It Thing; Choosing What to Search; Indexing for specific audiences. Indexing by topicIndexing recent content; Selecting Content Components to Index; Search Algorithms; Other Approaches; Query Builders; Presenting Results; How Many Documents to Display; Listing Results; Sorting by chronology; Ranking by relevance; Ranking by popularity; Ranking by users' or experts' ratings; Ranking by pay-for-placement; Grouping Results; Exporting Results; Select a subset of results; Save a search; Designing the Search Interface; Advanced Search: Just Say No; Supporting Revision; Explain where results come from; Explain what the user did; Integrate searching with browsing. When Users Get Stuck.

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The post-Ajaxian Web 2.0 world of wikis, folksonomies, and mashups makes well-planned information architecture even more essential. How do you present large volumes of information to people who need to find what they're looking for quickly? This classic primer shows information architects, designers, and web site developers how to build large-scale and maintainable web sites that are appealing and easy to navigate. The new edition is thoroughly updated to address emerging technologies -- with recent examples, new scenarios, and information on best practices -- while maintaining its focus on f.

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