an aspect of information systems development, commonly referred to within the context of website design, which focuses on organizing information and developing a navigational structure. Common tasks of the "information architect" would include site map design and content management. The information architect's focus on content management complements the roles of graphic designers and usability experts who are usually also part of a website development team. View records related to this term
The study of the organisation of information in order for the user to find their navigational way to the knowledge and understanding of information. According to Richard Saul Wurman an Information Architect is: the individual who organises the patterns inherent in data, making the complex clear. a person who creates the structure or map of information which allows others to find their personal paths to knowledge. the emerging 21st century professional occupation addressing the needs of the age focused upon clarity, human understanding and the science of the organisation of information. Information architecture has many things in common with Information Design. For this reason sometimes the two terms are confused. We consider it as part of Information Visualisation.
Information Architecture - The study of the organisation and structure of effective web systems. In particular, the relationships between internal page elements, as well as the relationship between individual pages.