The Case to Replace Intranets with Bots

The Case to Replace Intranets with Bots

[…] 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.

Metadata? Thesauri? Taxonomies? Topic Maps!

Metadata? Thesauri? Taxonomies? Topic Maps!

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.

Classification Schemes (and when to use them)

Classification Schemes (and when to use them)

Different classification schemes you can use to organize your content and tips on when and how to use each.

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Information Architecture

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Information Architecture

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.

Intranet Wireframes

Intranet Wireframes

Web application that allows uers to quickly draft browsable wireframes of intranet sites.

The Use of Concept Models and Site Maps in SharePoint Intranet Information Architecture Design: A Case Study

The Use of Concept Models and Site Maps in SharePoint Intranet Information Architecture Design: A Case Study

Extensive article about visual mapping and information architecture in SharePoint environments.

Adaptive Knowledge Architectures

Adaptive Knowledge Architectures from Andrew Gent. On a related note, see also his slides on Sustainable Knowledge Management.

The Difference between Design and Content

wirframe-vs-test

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.

Intranet Information Architecture Best Practice Analysis

Intranet Information Architecture Best Practice Analysis

An Intranet/Information Architecture best practice report from the Australian government.

Content Strategy: The Philosophy of Data

Content Strategy: The Philosophy of Data

A comprehensive summary of what Content Strategy means and how to apply it.