Here are a few of the resources that I mentioned in today’s class …
Boxes and Arrows, a journal “devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design”:
“Pencils Before Pixels: A primer in hand-generated sketching” – a great article from the current issues of Interactions:
(You’ll need to view after logging in to the IUB VPN or using your Interactions subscription id)
Another great resource is the book The Elements of User Experience, by Jesse James Garrett. It’s a little old and web-centric, but it’s great for the basics of IA:
I’d be interested to learn of other resources that you might have. Please contribute …
Information Architecture Institute Learning Section: http://iainstitute.org/en/learn/ (check out the tools section for lots of great templates, but be warned that most of them relate directly to web architecture). And if you’re really interested, student membership to the IA Institute is pretty cheap and comes with some cool benefits, like the opportunity to work with a mentor.
Communicating Design by Dan Brown (another web-centric book, but still potentially useful)
Doing a Content Inventory (Or, A Mind-Numbingly Detailed Odyssey Through Your Web Site) by Jeffrey Veen at Adaptive Path (complete with a helpful template)
Using Paper Prototypes to Manage Risk by Carolyn Snyder at User Interface Engineering
As a side note, Christina Wodtke, who we read for today’s class, is one of the founders of Boxes and Arrows, which Bob mentioned above. Small world!
These links are brilliant. I hope this blog stays for long, i will come back to these posts often.
I almost forgot Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (2nd ed.) by Morville and Rosenfeld. IAs call it “the polar bear book” for short.