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Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
Book Overview (Condensed, from the publisher)
Today's web sites have moved far beyond "brochureware." They are larger and more complex, have great strategic value to their sponsors, and their users are busier and less forgiving. Designers, information architects, and Web site managers are required to juggle vast amounts of information, frequent changes, new technologies, and sometimes even multiple objectives, making some web sites look like a fast-growing but poorly planned city-roads everywhere, but impossible to navigate. Well-planned information architecture has never been as essential as it is now.
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, 2nd Edition, shows you how to blend aesthetics and mechanics for distinctive, cohesive Web sites that work. This book focuses on the framework that holds the two together. By applying the principles outlined in this completely updated classic, you'll build Web sites and intranets that are easier to navigate and appealing to your users, as well as scalable and simple to maintain.
About the Authors
Peter Morville is President and Founder of Semantic Studios, a leading information architecture and knowledge management consulting firm. From 1994 to 2001, Peter was Chief Executive Officer and a co-owner of Argus Associates, a pioneering information architecture design firm with world-class clients including 3Com, AT&T, Compaq, Ernst & Young, Ford, IBM, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, and the Weather Channel. He also served as Executive Director of the ACIA. Over the past 8 years, Peter has written and spoken extensively about information architecture, business strategy, and knowledge management. He has been interviewed by Business Week, Knowledge Management magazine, MSNBC, and the Wall Street Journal.
Lou Rosenfeld is an independent information architecture consultant. He has been instrumental in helping establish the field of information architecture, and in articulating the role and value of librarianship within the field. Lou played a leading role in organizing and programming the first three information architecture conferences (both ASIS&T Summits and IA 2000). He also presents and moderates at such venues as CHI, COMDEX, Intranets, and the web design conferences produced by Miller Freeman, C|net and Thunder Lizard. He teaches tutorials as part of the Nielsen Norman Group User Experience Conference.
- Looking for Metadata in All the Wrong Places
- Author Lou Rosenfeld describes why a controlled vocabulary or thesaurus is in your future. From the February 1, 2001 WebReference Update.
- Interview: Lou Rosenfeld and Peter Morville on Information Architecture
- The authors discuss Information Architecture in general, and the second edition of their book with WebReference Newsletter Editor and Founder, Andy King.
Created: September 23, 2002
Revised: September 23, 2002