10/8/04

Information Architecture for Designers

Information Architecture for Designers

Peter Van Dijck¹s elementary explanation of Information Design will help
graphic designers get a handle on the concepts driving information
architecture on the web. Basic concepts are explained succinctly, then
elaborated on with the use of case studies and screen grabs. A clever use of
cartoons helps demystify concepts such as ³contextual inquiry.² The design
of the book is extraordinarily effective, with large color overlays and
arrows pointing out salient details and underscoring the takeways.
Information Architecture for Designers is supplemented with a companion web
site which supplies useful templates (in Visio) for site maps, navigation
icons, and wireframes.