400 South East Second Avenue
Miami, Florida

This full day workshop will provide you with a thorough overview and understanding of information architecture theory & practice. It will cover a wide range of IA issues, including an understanding of how it fits into a project, fundamental skills & knowledge required for IA work and current IA issues. It will be theoretical and practical and allow you to immediately apply ideas to your projects.

This workshop will cover:

* What information architecture is and how it relates to other user experience disciplines
* Core IA techniques - analysing content, conducting user research, card sorting and more
* Core IA theories - classification, categorization, metadata & labeling
* IA structures - hierarchies, database and other structures
* Designing navigation & page layouts
* Putting it together in an IA project
* Current issues in IA

The workshop will be at the level of an ‘advanced intro’, covering the basics and also allowing exploration of key challenges and issues. The format is a combination of short lectures, group discussion and hands-on activities. Extensive notes and resources will be provided for further personal exploration.

After the workshop, the participants will have:

* An understanding of fundamental IA concepts and issues
* An understanding of processes and techniques often used in an IA project
* Hands-on experience with key techniques
* Shared skills with other practitioners

Official Website: http://www.iasummit.org/proceedings/2008/information_architecture_theor

Added by donnam on February 13, 2008