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Posts Tagged ‘information architecture’

Refine Your Enterprise’s Approach to AI in 2019

2019 is the year to stop letting obstacles get in the way of enterprise AI adoption. Of course implementing AI tech comes with its challenges, but addressing two big obstacles may be the key to success.  According to our AI expert, practice director and chief strategist Christine Livingston, these obstacles are perception and data. And […]


3 Solutions For Success With Globalized Content Strategy

  Implementing Experience Management solutions for global organizations involves particular challenges. The complexity of maintenance and cost of translating a large content repository increases several-fold when it must be reproduced across multiple regions and languages.   Most organizations take one of two approaches to supporting multi-lingual content.   Translate Everything Decentralized Translations   To understand what’s […]

Help Customers Find Their Way with Information Architecture

The benefits of information architecture are often overlooked and undervalued. Just like the foundation of a home, a well-built foundation goes unnoticed while a poorly laid foundation affects everything about the home’s structural integrity. Let’s face it, for most people information architecture isn’t as appealing as visual design and not as cool as the latest […]


Information Architecture: Key to Digital Marketing Success

Why should you care about your Information Architecture (IA)? A good IA sets the groundwork for a good project, a bad IA causes churn and can overwhelm even a good implementation team. Information Architecture is the process of categorizing and organizing content and data into a structure that makes sense for both programs and people. […]

Perficient Digital at World IA Day: Atlanta

For those of you who celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, National Donut Day, or Pi Day, you’ll be pleased to know you can add a new one to your calendar: World IA Day. On February 18th, 2017, Information Architecture (IA) was celebrated around the world at conferences ranging from Tokyo, Japan to Viña Del […]

Perficient Digital Sponsors World Information Architecture Day

Perficient Digital was a proud sponsor of World Information Architecture Day on February 18. WIAD was a one-day conference held simultaneously in cities around the world. Perficient Digital sponsored 3 locations: Ann Arbor, Atlanta and Los Angeles. 160 attendees flocked here in L.A. Presentations frequently touched upon best practices in research for information architects. The following topics […]

11 Takeaways from World IA Day Los Angeles 2016

On Saturday February 20, 2016, 57 cities in 28 countries all over the globe celebrated an annual meeting of information architects, content strategists, user experience designers, developers and students. This year’s theme was “Information Everywhere, Architects Everywhere.” The thought is that information is pervasive and it is “architected” by people everywhere whether or not they […]

A Sound Taxonomy Needs Planning

Last September, I published an article on Boxes and Arrows about the benefits of a sound taxonomy and its ROI in a website redesign project. In this follow-up of the “Taxonomy of Spices and Pantries” series, I walk through the planning questions of scoping a taxonomy project: Planning a taxonomy covers the same questions as planning […]

The too familiar persona

Design personas are user research models employed in various fields of design. Software design teams have been embracing personas in their work since roughly 1999, following Alan Cooper’s published work on goal-directed personas in his “Asylum” and “About Face” texts. They’ve become a user research staple, and the must-do-method for most of the products and services […]

The Benefits of a Sound Taxomony

Grace Lau, lead business consultant, Perficient XD, recently wrote an article for Boxes and Arrows on building the case for taxonomy. In the piece, she explores concerns surrounding ill-defined site redesign projects and the ROI of taxonomy. She also breaks down taxonomy  and compares it to her personal task of organizing spices in her kitchen to make […]

Tales of a SharePoint 2013 Upgrade: Information Architecture Remapping

Recently I led a team from Perficient to upgrade our existing SharePoint 2010 intranet (The Hub) to SharePoint 2013.  That process involved months of planning culminating in a solid week of fretting as the migration took place over several days.  Since everyone on the team is involved with client work, we couldn’t in good conscience […]

5 Critical Steps to SharePoint Information Architecture Planning

Steve Pogrebivsky has a nice article out on 5 critical steps to SharePoint architecture planning.  I like his general take on it because you mention governance in the SharePoint world and before you know it you are down in the weeds defining all sorts of collections, metadata, content definitions and the like.  It’s a different […]

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