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Information Architecture Document


For Website Revamp Initiative

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW ...............................................................................4


1.1 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE ................................................................... 4
1.2 THE IA PROCESS .................................................................................................................. 4
1.2.1 Thinking .................................................................................................................................. 4
1.2.2 Communication ....................................................................................................................... 4
1.2.3 Documentation ........................................................................................................................ 4
1.3 FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES................................................................................................... 4
2 UNDERSTANDING ........................................................................................5
2.1 UNDERSTANDING THE USER .................................................................................................. 5
2.2 UNDERSTANDING THE BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS .................................................................. 5
2.2.1 Major Findings......................................................................................................................... 5
2.2.2 Target Audience...................................................................................................................... 5
2.2.3 Site Look & Feel...................................................................................................................... 5
2.2.4 Navigation ............................................................................................................................... 5
2.2.5 System Requirements ............................................................................................................. 6
2.2.6 Key Features & Functionality .................................................................................................. 6
2.2.7 Understanding the current website.......................................................................................... 6
2.2.8 Understanding the competitive landscape .............................................................................. 6

3 THE PROPOSED INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE ....................................7


3.1 OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................................ 7
3.2 TABBED NAVIGATION ............................................................................................................ 7
3.3 HOMEPAGE .......................................................................................................................... 7
3.4 SECTION 1............................................................................................................................ 7
3.5 SECTION 2............................................................................................................................ 7
3.6 SECTION 3............................................................................................................................ 7
4 ANNEXURE 1 – CURRENT WEBSITE ..........................................................8
4.1 UNDERSTANDING THE CURRENT WEBSITE .............................................................................. 8
5 ANNEXURE 2 – COMPETITOR WEBSITES .................................................9
5.1 UNDERSTANDING COMPETITOR WEBSITES .............................................................................. 9

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1 Executive Overview

1.1 Introduction to Information Architecture

An introduction to Information Architecture as a field of study comes here.

1.2 The IA Process

An introduction to the specific Information Architecture process used for the client website comes
here. I have provided some commonly used headers for the details of the IA stage.

1.2.1 Thinking

1.2.2 Communication

1.2.3 Documentation

1.3 Fundamental Principles

[Some of the fundamental principles of good Information Architecture come here.]

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2 UNDERSTANDING

2.1 Understanding the User

[Details on understanding the user come here. References can be made to the Business User
and End User Requirements studies already conducted.]

2.2 Understanding the Business Requirements

[The information gathered from the Business Requirements Study comes here.]

2.2.1 Major Findings

[The information gathered from the Business Requirements Study comes here.]

Some of the other aspects that emerged from the study included:

2.2.2 Target Audience

[The information gathered from the Business Requirements Study comes here.]

2.2.3 Site Look & Feel

[The information gathered from the Business Requirements Study comes here.]

2.2.4 Navigation

[The information gathered from the Business Requirements Study comes here.]

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2.2.5 System Requirements


[The information gathered from the Business Requirements Study comes here.]

2.2.6 Key Features & Functionality


[The information gathered from the Business Requirements Study comes here.]

2.2.6.1 Search

2.2.6.2 User Registration & Profiling

2.2.6.3 Homepage

2.2.6.4 Website structure

2.2.6.5 Functionalities

2.2.7 Understanding the current website

[The information gathered from the Business Requirements Study comes here.]

2.2.8 Understanding the competitive landscape

[The information gathered from the Business Requirements Study comes here.]

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3 The Proposed Information Architecture

3.1 Overview

[An overview of the proposed Information Architecture comes here. Any special features you are
proposing or any novel ideas need to be highlighted up front.]

3.2 Tabbed Navigation

3.3 Homepage

3.4 Section 1

[Details and expansion of the first proposed section come here.]

3.5 Section 2

[Details and expansion of the first proposed section come here.]

3.6 Section 3

[Details and expansion of the first proposed section come here.]

[You can have as many sections as you need to but remember that the navigation on the
homepage will need to reflect these.]

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4 Annexure 1 – Current Website

4.1 Understanding the current website

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based analysis.]

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5 Annexure 2 – Competitor Websites

5.1 Understanding competitor websites

[The details of the client’s competition come here. You could structure this as a sort of broad
based analysis.]

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