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Information Architecture and the Web Interaction Model

Information architecture, web interaction model

Signs and Metaphors Images, icons, colors, sounds, implied comparisons.
Information Architecture Structure, navigation
Third layer, Software Software combines function and design, allowing the user to view and interact with the first two layers. Software includes languages, applications, databases, and bundled software solutions.

Information architecture models and examples

Navigation design accounts for the visual way of finding components (menus, links, sites, and pages) that help users understand how to interact with web sites and portals and what types of information is available. Options for implementing navigation differ based on the framework for your sites and intranet.

Information architecture modeling elements

Information architecture elements are secondary components to navigation design that compliment building blocks. The following components should be considered when selecting, planning, and implementing navigational design for global, hub, or local navigation.
  1. Site hierarchy: Use hubs and visual layouts to establish visual hierarchy
  2. Security: Data governance, administration and editing privileges
  3. Taxonomy: Record management, compliance requirements