Your intranet project has been approved, you’ve selected a vendor, and leadership has signed off. You are eager to get started, but where do you begin? And, what is Information Architecture anyway?
Information Architecture (IA) is the organization of content in a way that allows users to understand where they are, and where the information they want is located. It is often thought of as the blueprint of an intranet, website, or app. Building and maintaining a solid IA can be a complex and time-consuming process. But without it, your intranet doesn’t have much of a chance to succeed.
Not only is a content audit an important step in building an optimized, user-friendly IA for a new intranet, it can also help determine if your current structure needs some TLC
Leveraging intranet users to help sort intranet content (cards) into logical groupings, and then making sure those groupings make sense in the real world
Bottom-up? Top-down? We usually use a combination of both!
The hard part! As your intranet grows, you’ll need to maintain the IA to make sure your content remains findable and relevant to your users.
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