Organization Notes

Information architecture, technical design, user interface, and graphic design must work together for an appealing, navigable site.
There must be established bones to build upon for the interface and graphic design elements.

Informational Organization

Steps to Organization:
1. Inventory Information
2. Establish hierarchy and controlled vocabulary
*Taxonomy is science and practice of classification 3. Divide content into logical units
4. Draw diagrams to show site structure
5. Analyze functionality of the system with real users

Site Structure

Site diagrams include:

Diagrams evolve in 2 ways:
File and Directory Structures


*Make sure to have a strong, general architecture before jumping into the specific details Standard elements include:
Where to put things:
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