Information Architecture Assignment

Posted: February 19th, 2023

One page 500-590 words 

This assignment aims to apply your learning from Module 1 and 2. You will evaluate a webpage of your interest to identify all the major elements of the information architectures in terms of Organization System, Labeling System, Navigation System, and Search System (see Chapter 6-9 in Rosenfeld, et al. book).

Before you apply the guidelines to a webpage you would like to evaluate, you have to select a webpage with the following components to meaningfully evaluate their information structure & architecture.

  1. Does the website contain information & content (e.g., text, description) for an intended group of audience?
  2. Does the website contain enough layers/structures so that you can assess the 4 major elements and allow search query?

Examples of a website that is not suitable for this assignment:

Examples of website that is suitable for this assignment (you can use these if you don’t want to identify one):

  • IS department: https://informationscience.unt.edu/Links to an external site.
  • ASIS&T organization https://www.asist.org/Links to an external site.
  • City of Denton https://www.cityofdenton.com/INFO 4745 Information Architecture Assignment 1

    UNT Department of Information Science Spring 2023

     

    Assignment One

     

    The goal of this assignment is to apply your learning from Module 1 and 2. You will evaluate a webpage of your interest to identify all the major elements of the information architectures in terms of Organization System, Labeling System, Navigation System, and Search System. A rubric is provided on Canvas for you to see how this assignment will be reviewed and graded.

     

    Before you apply the following guidelines to a webpage you would like to evaluate, you have to select a webpage with the following components to meaningfully evaluate their information structure & architecture. (See Canvas instruction for suitable and unsuitable websites)

     

    1. Does the website contain information & content (e.g., text, description) for an intended group of audience ?

    2. Does the website contain enough layers/structures so that you can assess the 4 major elements and allow search query?

     

    COPY the sections under the line and provide your responses to each guiding questions.

     

    Submit your completed evaluation via Canvas Assignment 1 submission page. Be sure your work is saved as a WORD document as I cannot open MacOS Pages files! Name you file as “firstname_lastname_assignment1.doc”

     

    URL of the Website:

     

    Part 1: Organization systems (Reference Chapter 6 in Rosenfeld, et al. book)

    1) What is the organization system and scheme(s) used in the site? Explain the characteristics that you observed from the site that aligns with the definitions and properties of the specified system and schemes you have identified.

    2) What is the organization structure(s) used in the site? Explain the identified structure(s) and how the definition and properties you observed are evidence to the structure.

    Part 2: Labeling systems (Reference Chapter 7 in Rosenfeld, et al. book)

    3) What is the purpose and intended audience of this site? Is the labeling systems appropriate to the intended audience? Why or why not?

    4) Which type of label format is used in the site and how do you determine which varieties of label(s) this site is using?

    5) Is the labeling systems consistent among the homepage and subpages? Why or why not?

    6) How about the language used for the labeling system? Are there any places for improvement? Elaborate.

    7) If you will be updating the labeling system to meet the users’ need, what will you modify? Explain what the users may need and how you will address it through the labeling system.

    Part 3: Navigation systems (Reference Chapter 8 in Rosenfeld, et al. book)

    8) What is the global, local, & contextual embedded navigation systems within this site? Provide examples with your explanation for each system.

    9) What are the supplemental navigation systems in this site? Identify it/them and show an example with your description.

    10) Does the site include any form of advanced navigation, such as personalization, customization, visualization, or social navigation? Identify it/them and provide an example with your description.

    Part 4: Search systems (Reference Chapter 9 in Rosenfeld, et al. book)

    11) What is the search interface available on the site? How does it suggest the user to use it?

    12) Could you determine if the search function allow advanced queries? Explain the procedure you took to examine this functionality and your conclusion.

    13) Select one of the following criteria and conduct a search: Auto complete, stop words, stemming, controlled vocabularies, or keywords. Analyze the results and response to the following questions.

    a) How many results are displayed per page? (Provide a screenshot of the result)

    i) If, there is no result returned, does it tell the user what to do?

    b) How are the results ranked or ordered?

    c) Can you reorder results using other criteria (as listed above)? What happened?

    d) Does the site allow printing, saving, or emailing results?

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  • SOLUTION
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    As for your question about whether not knowing who your caregiver is at a young age can be harmful, attachment theory suggests that consistent, responsive, and nurturing care is essential for healthy attachment between a caregiver and child. If a child does not have a consistent caregiver, it can be difficult for them to develop a secure attachment, which can lead to emotional and behavioral difficulties later on in life.

    Finally, your experience with the little girl in Florida highlights the importance of safety and security when working with young children. It’s essential to have proper background checks and safety protocols in place to ensure that children are protected from potential harm.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences, and I wish you all the best in your future plans of becoming a mother.

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