Information design & architecture
Information Architecture (IA) is an essential component of any information
portal, be it an intranet, extranet, external website or bespoke application.
Defining your IA and creating a development roadmap for its evolution
will ensure that you can reliably create, store, retrieve and use information.
Our Information Architects work with you to define your information architecture
solutions, typically they will involve:
- Information flow models –
Mapping information flows and classifying unstructured information to
create defined information and content types.
- Personas – Portraits and
profiles of user types, these will serve as an invaluable compass for
design and development.
- Scenario planning – Storyboards
and wireframes that emulate the interaction and relationship between
people and information.
- Information architecture specification
– Definition of content types, metadata, taxonomies, folksonomies
and ontologies so that data can be ordered and structured to realize
more the effective management, access and retrieval of information.