A good practice when building anything is to begin with the end in mind, and information architecture provides a context for doing just that when building a website. Information architecture generally applies to websites, but can also apply to web applications, mobile applications, and social media software.
Due to the dynamic nature of lean/agile methodology projects, UX designers on agile teams often abandon traditional information architecture practices and go straight to prototyping. This is unfortunate because a good IA will guide the site as it evolves.
IA typically considers important concepts such as the find-ability, taxonomy, and, perhaps most importantly,...read more
By Rob Keefer