UX Information Architecture Workshop

Why take this course?

After completing this course, you will be able to
  • understand what Information Architecture is plus how to apply IA skills and techniques.
  • apply a step-by-step approach to initiate, plan, conduct and complete an Information Architecture process
  • verify and document Information Architecture deliverables
  • communicate the Information Architecture to designers, developers and software engineers
Using sound design principles in the structure, labeling and organization of shared information is essential for usability. This course starts with an overview of IA components, tasks, deliverables, principles, skills and techniques. It then provides details and workshops for students to understand and practice IA first-hand. The course also covers how to verify and document IA processes for traceability and successfully communicate IA to your team with a final review of various workflow options.
Who should attend?
Anyone who wishes to become an Information Architect or is is part of a team using UX principles in development of an information product including web/mobile apps.
Any prerequisites?
Some familiarity with UX and human-centred design thinking would be helpful.
In addition to bringing your own tablet/laptop, we encourage you to bring your ongoing design to practice with.

Dates and Fees

2 Days   ? - $ 1,197 (CAD)  ? Up to 3 - $ 2,297 6 - $ 3,497    ? Plus - $ 397
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Contact us to arrange your preferred location and date

What Topics are covered?

Information Architecture Overview
  • IA as a Data Science Discipline
  • IA as an Information Product Design Discipline
  • IA Components
  • IA Tasks and Deliverables
  • IA Skills, Techniques and Principles
  • The Information Architecture Process
IA Components
  • Organization Systems
  • Labelling Systems
  • Navigation Systems
  • Search Systems
  • Meta-data
  • Thesauri
  • Controlled Vocabularies
IA Skills, Techniques and Principles
  • Prioritized wish lists
  • Whiteboard/chalkboard sessions
  • Competitive analysis
  • Audience and task analysis
  • Focus groups
  • One-on-one testing
  • Categorization
  • Meta-data Management
  • Cognitive Load Analysis
  • Mental Model Mapping
  • Decision Making References
  • Card Sorting
  • Reverse Card Sorting
  • Frameworks and Patterns
  • Templates/checklists/guideline
  • Bottom-up architecture
  • Faceted Navigation
IA Tasks and Deliverables
  • User Research and Analysis
  • Navigation and Hierarchy Creation
  • Site-maps, Wire frames and Prototypes
  • Labelling
  • Taxonomies and Meta-data
  • Data Modelling/Mapping
  • Traceability and Validation of the Information Architecture
  • Communicating IA to Designers, Developers and Software Engineers
The Information Architecture Process
  • Workflow Options
  • Pros and Cons for Short-term/Long-term Designs

Competency Assessment and Certificate

At the request of the person booking, a technical competency assessment will be conducted with the student.
This assessment will be a combination of written and multiple choice questions as well as specific coding tests.
Upon a minimum pass rate of 85%, students will receive a Certificate of Competency instead of the standard certificate of course completion.
Please Contact us for more details or specific needs.