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Information Architecture at Digital Web

August is Information Architecture month at Digital Web. This week’s additions include:

New Tutorial

Mind your phraseology! Using controlled vocabularies to improve findability
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web, by Christina Wodtke An insightful tutorial on phraseology by Christina Wodtke. We’ve all been to sites at which the search function and related data is marginal at best. Christine provides some excellent examples and information.

While you’re at it, check out Christina’s upcoming book, Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web.

New Interview

An interview with Jeffrey Veen and Jesse James Garrett of Adaptive Path
This new interview by Meryl K. Evans gives more terrific insight about Information Architecture - what it is, its role in websites, common pitfalls with websites, and more.

Elements of User Experience Jeff Veen is the author of one of my favorite books, The Art and Science of Web Design, and Jesse James Garrett has a new book coming out in October that also looks terrific, Elements of User Experience.

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