Search Results for ‘information architecture

  • John Cornthwait: How to Win at Information Architecture

    John Cornthwait: How to Win at Information Architecture

    WordCamp Raleigh 2018Speaker: John Cornthwait

    June 5, 2018 — A solid Information Architecture is the backbone of a successful website. In this session, we’ll define what Information Architecture is, why it’s important, and how you can quickly incorporate best practices into every project with real-world examples. Attendees will learn tips and tricks for organizing a website’s content, building easy-to-use navigation systems, and what to do when you get stuck.

  • Monique Dubbelman: The Importance of Information Architecture: How to Organise Content to Improve User Experience

    Monique Dubbelman: The Importance of Information Architecture: How to Organise Content to Improve User Experience

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Monique Dubbelman

    December 10, 2017 — The most important factor for people in web design is, that it makes it easy for them to find what they want. Yet, so many websites are so poorly structured, that it’s impossible to do so. If you want to learn what content should be on your site or how your menu should be structured: this talk is for you.

    Information architecture is something serious, however, the majority of businesses have structured their sites in an bad way, using the ITTIR-method – “I think this is right”. While common sense is a useful tool and a lot of sites are very simple (e.g. 5 pages total), there’s a better way to go about it. If you already have tens of pages on your site, you should do proper information architecture analysis. Guiding people through the vast amount of information on offer is something that requires thought and research. Intuitive navigation doesn’t happen by chance. So don’t jump the visual part of of your webdesign too quick, but take plenty of time to think about the architecture of the information you offer on your site.

    This helps you answer user’s four most important questions when they arrive at a website:

    Am I in the right place?
    Do they have what I am looking for?
    Do they have anything better (if this isn’t what I want)?
    What do I do now?
    After this talk you’ve learned what content should be on your website and how you should structure it.

  • Monique Dubbelman: The Importance Of Information Architecture - Organise Content to Improve User Experience

    Monique Dubbelman: The Importance Of Information Architecture – Organise Content to Improve User Experience

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Monique Dubbelman

    June 22, 2017 — Monique started working as a graphical designer and engineer somewhere in the 20th century. She discovered the web in the early 90ies and has been online ever since, exploring new possibilities.

    This talk is for anyone who thinks that when building websites, the first and most important goal should be serving the visitor’s needs. Whether you’re a blogger, designer, copywriter, marketeer or developer, understanding the importance of structure in relation to context, content an users is crucial.

    Ask yourself this question: when you’re building a website, do you actually know what you’re building? Has your website project got the right structure fit for the purpose?

    The most important factor for people in web design is, that it makes it easy for them to find what they want. Yet, so many websites are so poorly structured, that it’s impossible to do so.

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  • Monique Dubbelman: The Importance of Information Architecture - How to Organise Content to Improve User Experience

    Monique Dubbelman: The Importance of Information Architecture – How to Organise Content to Improve User Experience

    WordCamp London 2017Speaker: Monique Dubbelman

    June 6, 2017 — The most important factor for people in web design is, that it makes it easy for them to find what they want. Yet, so many websites are so poorly structured, that it’s impossible to do so. If you want to learn what content should be on your site or how your menu should be structured: this talk is for you.

    Information architecture is something serious, however, the majority of businesses have structured their sites in an bad way, using the ITTIR-method – “I think this is right”. While common sense is a useful tool and a lot of sites are very simple (e.g. 5 pages total), there’s a better way to go about it. If you already have tens of pages on your site, you should do proper information architecture analysis. Guiding people through the vast amount of information on offer is something that requires thought and research. Intuitive navigation doesn’t happen by chance. So don’t jump the visual part of of your webdesign too quick, but take plenty of time to think about the architecture of the information you offer on your site.

    This helps you answer user’s four most important questions when they arrive at a website:

    Am I in the right place?
    Do they have what I am looking for?
    Do they have anything better (if this isn’t what I want)?
    What do I do now?
    After this talk you’ve learned what content should be on your website and how you should structure it.

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  • Anthony D Paul: Bringing Order to a Content Hoarder (an Information Architecture primer)

    Anthony D Paul: Bringing Order to a Content Hoarder (an Information Architecture primer)

    WordCamp New Orleans 2016Speaker: Anthony D Paul

    March 31, 2017 — When timid users step up to your site and are spooked by the ghosts of content past, or those who dare to enter become lost in a maze of composted navigation, a dusting just won’t fix the years/decades of content rot. You know you need to pull everything out to figure out what you have, what to keep, and what to toss—but that can be a daunting and overwhelming endeavor.

    In this talk, I’ll equip you with the tools and approaches you’ll need to face the overwhelming content beast head-on, to organize it in a way that is not only useful to your visitors, but actually feels welcoming. This talk introduces information architecture techniques, best suited for site owners, designers, freelancers, or small teams lacking dedicated content strategists.

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  • Bobby Bryant: WordPress Information Architecture

    Bobby Bryant: WordPress Information Architecture

    WordCamp Louisville 2016Speaker: Bobby Bryant

    February 27, 2017 — One of the most important parts of building a WordPress site from scratch, is brainstorming and building out the various types of data, and how they relate to each other.

    In this talk we will cover:

    Creating Custom Post Types
    Creating Custom Taxonomies
    Using Metadata for CPT’s and taxonomies
    How best to make relationships between these two data types.
    How to build performant queries.
    And lastly we will look at some basic caching techniques that we can employ with Transients and/or Object Cache to make these queries even more performant.

  • Bobby Bryant: WordPress Information Architecture

    Bobby Bryant: WordPress Information Architecture

    WordCamp Cincinnati 2016Speaker: Bobby Bryant

    January 9, 2017 — One of the most important parts of building a WordPress site from scratch, is brainstorming and building out the various types of data, and how they relate to each other.

    In this talk we will cover:
    Creating Custom Post Types
    Creating Custom Taxonomies
    Using Metadata for CPT’s and taxonomies
    How best to make relationships between these two data types.
    How to build performant queries.
    And lastly we will look at some basic caching techniques that we can employ with Transients and/or Object Cache to make these queries even more performant.

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  • Panel Discussion: Information Architecture

    Panel Discussion: Information Architecture

    WordCamp NYC 2015Speakers: Taylor McCaslin, Matt Johnson, Becky Davis, Marguerite Halley

    December 20, 2015 — During this panel we openly discuss content structure, content strategy, content discovery, development tips, and end with an audience Q&A. We will help you make sense of all the things you have to consider when setting up or improving your site’s Information Architecture, and share some of the secrets and pro-tips that we have found work well.

  • Kirsten Schelper: Buzzword Information Architecture

    Kirsten Schelper: Buzzword Information Architecture

    WordCamp Cologne 2015Speaker: Kirsten Schelper

    June 30, 2015 — Für mittelgroße und größere Webprojekte ist eine solide Planung sehr wichtig. Für kleine Projekte auch. Im Alltagsgeschäft geht dieser Aspekt oft unter, die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Kunde, Designer und Coder verläuft improvisiert bis chaotisch. Irgendwer macht irgendwann ein Strukturdiagramm, der Designer entwirft etwas Hübsches und der Coder schraubt es zusammen. Kurz vor Launch kommt der Kunde mit seinen Inhalten.

    Das kann gut gehen. In der Regel führt dieser Ablauf aber zu jeder Menge Missverständnissen und Wiederholungsschleifen. Kunde, Designer und Coder sind gestresst, Kosten laufen auf und die Zeit wird knapp.

    In ihrer Präsentation spricht Kirsten darüber, welche Schritte notwendig sind, um mit den Herausforderungen zurechtzukommen, denen wir täglich bei der Planung von Web-Projekten begegnen.

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  • Steven Slack: Information Architecture has Everything to do with your Custom Theme

    Steven Slack: Information Architecture has Everything to do with your Custom Theme

    WordCamp Asheville 2014Speaker: Steven Slack

    September 15, 2014 — While developing custom themes for clients many of us may tend to overlook how the WordPress architecture can be leveraged to further support our client’s content. We can easily add custom post types, plugins, or custom meta. But how can we create themes that use these resources more efficiently and effectively while lessening the bloat. Doing so can make our themes easier to use for the client and the visitor. Ultimately this can have a positive impact on your clients business. This talk looks at different ways you can use your clients content to develop custom themes tailored to their goals. Using Information architecture to plan out your theme development strategy.

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