What is information architecture?

Information architecture is one of the foundational aspects of user experience design. Fundamentally, IA is about helping people understand their surroundings and find what they’re looking for, in the real world as well as online.

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  • Last updated Dec 4th, 2017
  • Skill level: Beginner

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  • 15m 17s on demand video
  • 6 lessons
  • Certificate of completion
  • Watch on desktop, tablet & mobile

What will you learn?


  • Information architecture overview
  • A brief history of the role
  • The modern approach to information architecture
  • The typical tasks and deliverables of an information architect
  • Different models for content creation
  • The role of cognitive psychology in IA
  • Tools that will help you build sitemaps and content hierarchies
  • Quick recap on the basics of IA
Who you'll learn with

Ed is a UX Designer with over 10 years experience working with a variety of clients including, Renault, Mastercard, Virgin and more.

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