UXPA-MN recognizes that members like you want to continue to learn and grow within the User Experience practice, and to help you achieve that goal, we've curated a number of items below. In this section, you will find resources that you can read, watch, listen to, or do that we hope expand the breadth and depth of your knowledge of user experience.
This page will be refreshed regularly with new resources around a given theme relevant to multiple roles within the UX discipline.
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Current Theme: Information Architecture
Updated: March 22, 2021
April is National Records and Information Management Month in the United States and although it primarily exists as a means to encourage sound record-keeping for individuals and businesses, it is an opportunity for those of us responsible for designing, researching, and developing user experiences to focus on how we can organize information in the most intuitive way for our users. I hope that these resources related to Information Architecture in UX Design help give you new ways of thinking about how you can help users better manage the informational load within the experiences that you're helping to build.
Information Architecture. Basics for Designers. by tubik (UX Planet)
The Beginner's Guide to Information Architecture in UX by Nick Babich (Adobe)
Designing More Efficient Forms by Nick Babich (UX Planet)
Card Sorting: Uncover Users' Mental Models for Better Information Architecture by Katie Sherwin (nn group)
A Beginner's Guide to Information Architecture by Career Foundry
Understanding Information Architecture - Dan Klyn and Shari Thurow at UXPA 2013 by UXPA International
Chris How - Digital Experiences and Information Architecture by Usabilla
Footers are Underrated by NNgroup
Description from show page: "We get a reintroduction to information architecture with Donna Spencer. Donna shares with us some of the methods and tools she teaches as part of her workshops as well as look at some of the challenges that information projects can throw at you.
We reflect with Donna about how information architecture has changed through the years, going on a journey from structure and search to UX before falling into engagement and usability. Information projects of today are more complex than ever before, but we’re also getting better at doing them."
10 // Abby Covert, Etsy // Information Architecture and Content Strategy by The Content Strategy Podcast
Description from show page: "Author, speaker, and noted information architect Abby Covert joins Kristina to talk about the IA community and finding your own community of discipline. They also touch on the relationship (and overlap) between content strategy and IA, and what IA looks like at a large company like Etsy where Abby works."
Web Design Strategy and Information Architecture by coursera
This course is focused on the early user experience (UX) challenges of research, planning, setting goals, understanding the user, structuring content, and developing interactive sequences. (NOTE: You can try coursera for free, however courses are behind a pay wall after an initial free trial period. UXPA-MN does not endorse or have any affiliation with coursera.)