That’s a wrap on the lesson on information architecture and navigation. Here’s an overview of the key principles we covered:
Information architecture defines the organization, structure, and navigation of an interface.
A content inventory includes a list of every instance of digital content currently created, as well as any other relevant information about the content.
A content audit edits, evaluates, and prioritizes the content documented in the inventory. Audits uncover content that is outdated, incorrect, or irrelevant - as well as content that is missing and needs to be developed.
A site map is a visual representation of a website - outlining the site pages that different content items will go and the relationship between these pages.
Navigation defines the user’s path to access pages and content on an interface.
There are a variety of different desktop navigation practices, including top navigation, sidebar navigation, hamburger menus, and search navigation.