Information Architecture

Usability Week Courses

Usability Week offers courses about a broad range of web and application design topics. Most courses are also available as in-house training. Each course counts toward UX Certification.

Information Architecture: Day 1

Organize and structure information to improve findability and discoverability

  • How to structure and organize your site...before delving into design
  • Choosing hierarchy models, organizational schemes, label names
  • Dealing with metadata, taxonomy and search 
  • Methods for designing, documenting, and evaluating your IA

Information Architecture: Day 2

Navigation components and menu styles

  • How to approach navigation design...after you've structured your content and features
  • Key navigation evaluation and design criteria
  • Components that support structure, communicate accurate mental maps, visualize paths and provide nodes
  • What works and what doesn't as obvserved in testing

University Websites

Create exemplary college websites with limited resources and organizational challenges

  • Apply usability guidelines to enhance the brand, reputation, and credibility of your institution
  • Find out what students want from university websites and how they decide to keep exploring or to give up. 
  • Learn best practices and success stories from universities who have been successful in making a business case for usability and demonstrating Return-On-Investment (ROI).