8 Principles of information architecture[Key Points from the book «Eight Principles of Information Architecture» by Dan Brown] ▪️◾️◼️
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- Principle of objects: Treat content as a living, breathing thing with a lifecycle, behaviours, and attributes.
- Principle of choices: Create pages that offer meaningful choices to users, keeping the range of choices available focused on a particular task.
- Principle of disclosure: Show only enough information to help people understand what kinds of information they’ll find as they dig deeper.
- Principle of exemplars: Describe the contents of categories by showing examples of the contents.
- Principle of front doors: Assume at least half of the website’s visitors will come through some page other than the home page.
- Principle of multiple classifications: Offer users several different classification schemes to browse the site’s content.
- Principle of focused navigation: The principle of focused navigation — Don’t mix apples and oranges in your navigation scheme.
- Principle of growth: Assume the content you have today is a small fraction of the content you will have tomorrow.
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