[…] experts are looking to create user-defined intranets rather than a one size fits all approach for Intranet navigation. If we each are all defining a navigation that works for us, a global navigation model quickly fails. […] A bot would provide the best, most direct solution to access content.
Information architects have so far applied known and well-tried tools from library science to solve this problem, and now topic maps are sailing up as another potential tool for information architects. This raises the question of how topic maps compare with the traditional solutions, and that is the question this paper attempts to address.
The paper argues that topic maps go beyond the traditional solutions in the sense that it provides a framework within which they can be represented as they are, but also extended in ways which significantly improve information retrieval.
Different classification schemes you can use to organize your content and tips on when and how to use each.
Information architecture is an often misunderstood job title. Are they Designers? Developers? Managers? All of the above? In this article we’ll discuss what information architecture is, why it’s related to usability, and what are the common tools/programs used in information architecture.
Web application that allows uers to quickly draft browsable wireframes of intranet sites.
Extensive article about visual mapping and information architecture in SharePoint environments.
Comparison of an approved design prototype on the left and the same page in a test environment with actual content. Notice how the text is much more hard to digest and the available click actions are much less clear. Via The Content Conundrum – Bridging the gap between design and content.
An Intranet/Information Architecture best practice report from the Australian government.
A comprehensive summary of what Content Strategy means and how to apply it.