Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Watch my new Lynda.com course on Information Architecture - 2 hours well spent.

My latest Lynda.com online video training library course is now available. It covers the steps you should follow to create a great information architecture for your site or application, including card sorting and reverse sorting.

As always, the recording process was great fun and the Lynda.com graphic designers went to town with the images in the videos.

Here's a sample video from the course, on how to run a paper-based card sort. The course also covers online card sorting and paper and online reverse sorting, as well as how to interpret the information you get from participant sessions and turn it into a suitable information architecture and navigation system.

Running the session

View this entire Foundations of UX: Information Architecture course and more in the lynda.com library.

Topics in the course include:
  • What is information architecture?
  • Why do research?
  • Creating and running a paper card sort
  • Recruiting test participants
  • Analyzing paper card sort results
  • Running a computer-based card sort
  • Creating abstract information architecture
  • Validating your plan with a reverse card sort
  • Translating information architecture to navigation and layout
  • Watching the server after you go live

The whole thing is just two hours long, and is easy to follow along with.

If you aren't a Lynda.com subscriber, you can get a 7-day free trial. That's plenty of time to watch my IA course, and also my other two courses, on Usability Testing and UX Fundamentals for Web Design.


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