Information architecture is an extremely important part of the UX design process. The term was defined by Wurman in 1976 and is based on the organization of information within a visual space. Broadly speaking, the study of this discipline also predicts that information must be accessible and easy to find. In this chapter, you will see how to improve information architecture in order to improve navigability and findability by using UX methodologies such as card sorting, tree testing, taxonomy, and so on.
In this chapter, we will cover:
- Understanding IA as part of the UX
- Analyzing information architecture issues
- Using card sorting and tree testing to fix bad IA