Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Content Inventories (Pt. 2) and Site Diagrams

For those of you who had some difficulty with the introduction to content inventories in our last class and didn't find Jeff Veen's article enough of a clarification, I'm posting this article by Jason Withrow from 2004. Despite the focus on site diagrams (also useful for class), the article offers a good explanation of numbering a content inventory in the section titled "Specifying levels and numbering pages." Just keep in mind the client-friendly option of numbering the home page "0" as an alternative to using "1" (delineating sub-sections more clearly—e.g., "1" and "2" versus "1.1" and "1.2").

Site Diagrams: Mapping an Information Space
By Jason Withrow

Also take note of the site where this article is found. This semester I've yet to introduce them, but Boxes and Arrows ( and A List Apart ( are two very useful sites for keeping up with practices in IA and UX.

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