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Information architecture is a broad term that is used in different ways by different discourse communities, communities of practice.
- the ordering of information into a structure that helps readers, listeners, users understand
- what the information is and how it can be accessed (information literacy practices and perspectives)
- the meta tagging and archiving of information so users and bots can find it during search
- and understand what it is they’ve found–how it’s useful, significant or related to other information.
- web site design and interoperability standards of applications with other software tools
information architecture may be
- efforts to make texts as simple as possible so they are accessible to everyone (aka universal design). Hence, information architecture may be equated with readability or usability matters.
Related Concepts: Deductive Order, Deductive Reasoning; Design Thinking; Inductive Order, Inductive Reasoning; Evidence; Organization; Venture Design.