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Information Architecture for the Web PG (7606.4)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Humanities



    This unit provides an introduction to information architecture processes and outcomes for the world wide web. Seeking information on the web is a frequent, necessary and ever increasing activity in our daily lives and organisations that design and create optimal information spaces are better placed to provide real access to information and communication with their audience. The unit covers user research, navigation and search systems, taxonomies and labelling systems for web sites. It emphasises the goal of facilitating intuitive access to information and task completion by web site users.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. create a logical architecture for the information on a website

    2. use research methods to better understand the environment within which a website will be created or revised

    3. discuss the principles of Information Architecture and its benefits to organisation/audience communication

    4. construct content hierarchies and categories, label web content for optimal discovery and implement optimal navigation and search systems

    5. integrate techniques and strategies for creating an optimal Information Architecture

    6. select and apply appropriate diagramming techniques to communicate an IA design to all stakeholders

    Contact Hours

    Fully online



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