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Information architecture

The architecture of information is the process to structure the knowledge to be published in a web and define the user interaction that request an important process of comprehension of the web to be developed.

In the process and context of Web design, information architecture is the organization of information to aid in information retrieval. A common example of this is the categorization of similar information into sections on a website, with those sections displayed in pages. Information Architects create a variety of project deliverables including Site Architecture Maps and Wireframes (also known as Page Schematics).

The outcome of this process use to be a Information Architecture Design Document with an outline as:

  1. Goals
  2. User Experience (with Appendix A: Competitive Site Analysis)
  3. Site Content
    1. Content Groups by Labels
    2. Functional Requirements (with Appendix B: Content Inventory)
  4. Site Structure
    1. Structure listing or summary
    2. Architectural graphical views (blueprints)
    3. Global and local navigation schemes (with and optional Appendix C: Site Structure Listing