Pervasive Information Architecture: Designing Cross-Channel User Experiences (E-bok från Google)

Elsevier, 23 mars 2011 - 272 sidor
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Digital information has bled out of cyberspace into the real world - more and more, physical and digital interactions intertwine, creating new challenges for digital product designers and developers, as well as industrial designers and architects.

IA’s number one goal is to give users instant and intuitive access to complex and multi-layered information systems. Information architects (IA) and user experience (UX) designers are well versed in designing navigation, organization, and labeling of websites and software, but they are facing the crucial challenge of how to apply these skills to information systems that cross communications channels that link the digital world to the physical world.

Designs that make sense to users on a desktop don’t necessarily translate when a user is walking down the street or driving a car. Without well designed information navigation and retrieval, users have to adapt, constantly. While this can often just be a mere inconvenience, it can also be a matter of life and death in a world where we often rely on digital devices for strategic information.

Pervasive Information Architecture is the first book to give practitioners the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of pervasive IA. It provides relevant theory followed by applicable tools, examples, and real world stories that let’s them move into this new wave of information architecture. It provides the why and how that let practitioners:

  • Model and shape information to adapt itself to users’ needs, goals, and seeking strategies.
  • Reduce disorientation and increase legibility and way-finding in digital and physical spaces
  • Alleviate the frustration associated with choosing from an ever growing set of information, services, and goods
  • Suggest relevant connections between pieces of information, services and goods to help users achieve their goals

These are tools any IA or UX practitioner can easily integrate into their daily work, as every day computing moves further and further from the desktop.

    *Master agile information structures while meeting the unique user needs on such devices as smart phones, GPS systems, and tablets

    *Find out the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of pervasive information architecture (IA) through detailed examples and real-world stories

    *Learn about trade-offs that can be made and techniques for even the most unique design challenges


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    Not everyone is going to love this book, but I did. Andrea goes perhaps a little off-track every now and then, but there is usually a point to the wanderings. After the first couple of chapters the ... Läs hela recensionen



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    Om författaren (2011)

    Andrea is an information architect with FatDUX, a UX firm with headquarters in Copenhagen, and a researcher at the University of Borås, Sweden.
    An ICT professional since 1989 and a practising information architect since 1999, Andrea holds a PhD in Legal Informatics and a MA in Architecture and Industrial Design, and he is currently President of the Information Architecture Institute.

    He pretends to play the piano, reads far too many books, chairs the Italian IA Summit, and co-founded the Journal of Information Architecture.

    Luca is a freelance information architect. One of Italy’s pioneer, he has been a speaker at several international conferences - including EuroIA, the IA Summit, and HCI International.

    Luca is the co-author of the book Organizing Knowledge: From Libraries to Information Architecture for the Web (Tecniche Nuove, 2006) and the author of Information Architecture: From Everyday things to the Web (Apogeo, 2007).

    He is a member of the EuroIA Organizing Committee, sits on the Italian IA Summit Board, and is and editor for the Journal of Information Architecture.

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