Effective website information architecture is a critical component of successful digital product design. This process involves organizing a website's content and flow based on research and insights to establish a site structure and information hierarchy that meets both user needs and business objectives.
Creating an optimal information architecture requires a deep understanding of your audience, business goals, and content requirements. We take a user-centered approach to information architecture that is based on research and analysis, ensuring that the resulting site structure is intuitive, user-friendly, and aligned with your organization's goals.
Why invest in optimizing information architecture?
- Improved usability: A well-structured IA makes it easier for users to navigate and find the information they need, resulting in a better user experience.
- Increased user engagement: When users can easily find what they are looking for, they are more likely to engage with the content and spend more time on the website or digital product.
- Enhanced findability: A clear and logical IA improves the visibility of content in search engines, making it easier for users to find the website or digital product through search queries.
- Reduced user frustration: A well-designed IA minimizes the chances of users getting lost or frustrated, leading to a more positive overall experience.
- Improved accessibility: An optimized IA ensures that the website or digital product is accessible to users with disabilities, complying with accessibility standards and guidelines.
- Easier maintenance and scalability: A well-planned IA makes it easier to update
Our information architecture service typically includes the following steps:
- Discovery and research: We dive deep into understanding your business objectives, content requirements, and target audience. This can include audience segmentation and/or persona development to identify user needs and expectations, as well as a content gap analysis to determine any content needs that are not currently being met.
- Site mapping: Armed with insights from the discovery phase, we devise a detailed sitemap outlining your website's content structure, prioritizing user needs while maintaining alignment with your business goals.
- Tree testing: To validate the proposed structure, we conduct tree testing with real users, ensuring that the sitemap is intuitive, user-friendly, and facilitates easy content discovery.
- Implementation + support: Collaborating with your team, we'll implement the new site structure and information hierarchy, offering guidance and support throughout the process for optimal user experience and business goal alignment.
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Sample activities + deliverables
Current and proposed state sitemap visualizations of website or digital product information hierarchy/structure
Tree testing/card sorting study findings + recommendations report
Content plan and strategy to support the new information architecture