Talk:Information Architecture - planning out a web site
I THINK THIS WHOLE SECTION NEEDS AN OVERHAUL, AS CURRENTLY IT IS NOT VERY EFFECTIVE. THE TYPOGRAPHY AND IA SECTIONS ARE FINE, BUT I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE OTHER STUFF. I THINK THE SECTION SHOULD BE RETITLED "DESIGN AND PLANNING", AND HAVE A STRUCTURE SOMETHING LIKE THE FOLLOWING:
- INTRO TO PLANNING A WEB SITE - COVER ALL THE PRELIMINARY RESEARCH AND DESIGN AT A HIGH LEVEL, AND THEN GIVE LINKS TO EACH BIT IN MORE DETAIL, WHICH WILL BE COVERED IN LATER CHAPTERS
- USER RESEARCH
- PAGE DESIGN ELEMENTS
- INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
- COLOUR SCHEMES AND DESIGN THEORY
- THE IDEA BEHIND UX, AND HOW TO GET YOUR SITE WORKING BETTER FOR YOUR USERS, AND FITTING WITH YOUR BRAND
- MAKING CHANGES, WORKING TOWARDS A DESIGN YOU CAN TAKE FORWARD TO IMPLEMENTATION
Jonathan Lane is the President of Industry Interactive—a web development/web application development company located on Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada. He got his start in development working for the University of Lethbridge Curriculum Re-Development Center as their web projects coordinator for many years.
He blogs at Flyingtroll.