Paperback: 486 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 4 edition (October 11, 2015)
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Audience for This Book Who do we hope to reach with this fourth edition of the polar bear book? Because we assume that any interactive product contains information, this book is for anyone whoâs responsible for defining how interactive products and services work: user experience designers, product managers, developers, and more. The job titles donât really matter; what matters is that your work results in products and services that are interactive, information dense, and used by at least one person besides yourself. Previous editions of the book delved into the subject of information architecture as a career path. We have eschewed these discussions in the fourth edition in favor of treating information architecture as an area of practice. You do not need to have the words âinformation architectâ on your business card in order to benefit from the ideas in this book.
Organization of This Book This book is divided into 3 parts and 13 chapters, progressing from abstract fundamental concepts to processes, tools, and techniques you can use to put them into practice. It breaks down as follows. Part I, âIntroducing Information Architecture,â provides an overview of information architecture for those new to the field and experienced practitioners alike. Part I, âIntroducing Information Architecture,â provides an overview of information architecture for those new to the field and experienced practitioners alike. Part III, âGetting Information Architecture Done,â covers the conceptual tools, techniques, and methods to take you from research to strategy and design to implementation of an information architecture.