Business Analysts are most successful when they understand and practice many different disciplines that impact the software and application development process. Having a working knowledge of disciplines such as UI design, user experience, interaction design, and information architecture, to name a few, results in more successful applications and better experiences.
Information Architecture is one of those lesser known disciplines which crosses multiple roles.
The Information Architecture Institute summarizes information architecture as:
"...the practice of deciding how to arrange the parts of something to be understandable...Information architectures (IAs) are in the websites we use, the apps and software we download, the printed materials we encounter, and even the physical places we spend time in. A good IA helps people to understand their surroundings and find what they’re looking for – in the real world as well as online..."
Information Architecture draws from traditional areas of library science, cognitive psychology, and architecture. Key outputs of information architecture might be:
It is the role of the Information Architect to ask questions such as:
posted @ Friday, September 7, 2018 3:03 PM by Chris Adams