The site architecture is the basic organizing structure of the information you have to offer on your website. The information architecture of your website is like the card catalog in the library- it provides a support mechanism to guide visitors’ search for information.
The Information Architect is an important contributor to the planning of any web site project. The IA is responsible for the organization, labeling, navigation, and indexing of the information content throughout a web site.
Much like an architect who produces blueprints that describe a building, the Information Architect creates documents that map out the content and functionality of a web site while balancing the needs of the project with those of the end user. The documents created by an IA serve several purposes, from being a complete picture of what the site requires to functioning as the road map for the development team.
Information Architecture (IA) deliverables include site maps , wire frames , functional requirements documents, style guides, and interface design documents. Proper documentation is the cornerstone of any successful project.
Softerware Consulting provides IA services for your web site projects to ensure your site conveys consistency in its navigation, search results, and message.