Dating example information architecture
This is an excerpt from Information Architecture, 4th Edition, by Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville, and Jorge Arango.
We refer to this as In top-down information architecture, the environment’s designers posit a structure that aims to answer users’ questions such as these.
There is little to see here besides the information architecture and the content itself.
In fact, as the content is just collections of thumbnails pointing to individual images, the information architecture is what dominates the display.
Why is it important to be able to visualize information architecture?
As we mentioned in not available, the field is abstract, and many who might conceptually understand the basic premise of information architecture won’t really “get it” until they see it and experience it.