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10 Digital Experience Proverbs

10 Digital Experience Proverbs
Contributed by Nathaniel Davis

Information architecture and user experience planning are essential components to digital strategy. However, this may not be obvious to your technology and marketing colleagues. This poster highlights important concepts of digital experience in context to digital transformation and customer experience.

 

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A Model for Digital Experience Architecture

A Model for Digital Experience Architecture

In the digital experience economy, the architecture and design of user interfaces are as critical to a business’s success as the architecture and design of the technology infrastructure that supports them. This poster leverages the DSIA UX design practice verticals to express key activities that shape digital experience architecture.

 

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An IA Practitioner's Creed

An IA Practitioner's Creed
Contributed by Nathaniel Davis

This is the DSIA Research Initiative's official communication for a creed of IA practice.

 

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DSIA Baseline Proficiencies for IA Practitioners

Baseline Proficiencies of IA Practitioners
Contributed by Nathaniel Davis

This poster charts the basic skills for freshman, junior and senior tactical IA practitioners against the DSIA segmentation for UX design practice verticals.

Download - Single 11x17 poster (see left)
Download - PDF that separates freshman, junior and senior proficiencies on separate pages.

 

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Boolean Information Architecture Assessment

Boolean IA Maturity Assessment
Contributed by Nathaniel Davis

This IA maturity assessment is one of the industry's first methods designed to help practitioners quantify information architecture solutions in a tangible and actionable manner. This chart is used to generate an heuristic benchmark called a maturity index that measures the domain readiness of a site's information architecture.

 

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How to Frame the Practice of Information Architecture

How to Frame the Practice of Information Architecture
Contributed by Nathaniel Davis

If you can imagine an iceberg and remember six important areas of interest, this poster can prepare you for understanding and explaining the purpose of information architecture!

 

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Information Architecture Value Chain

IA Value Chain
Contributed by Nathaniel Davis

The value of anything often depends on your audience. If you need to express the value of information architecture, use the "Information Architecture Value Chain" reference guide to help you craft the right message.

 

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Information Architecture Common Set

Information Architecture Common Set
Contributed by Nathaniel Davis

This quick reference guide provides an illustration of the basic theoretical concepts and principles of the IA "common set." If you're looking for a cheat sheet for creating site information architecture, this is it.

 

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IA Signatures of Information Overload

Information Architecture Signatures of Information Overload
Contributed by Nathaniel Davis

This resource offers a sound perspective that allows you to take greater action against information overload (IO). The chart includes IO signature descriptions and heuristics for building an information architecture strategy with greater intention.

 

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Practice Framework Reference Guide

Practice Framework Reference Guide
Contributed by Nathaniel Davis

The DSIA Research Initiative promotes the idea that practice leads to discipline. Discipline is important because is leads to consistent and optimized performance. This guide advises on practicing with greater intent and shares insights into the perspectives that are valuable for producing discipline.

This guide is targeted for managers. However, IA and UX design practitioners of all proficiency and organizational accountability may find this guide useful.

 

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Practice Methodology Quick Reference

Practice Methodology Quick Reference
Contributed by Nathaniel Davis

This one-page document compresses the guidance of the DSIA Practice Framework into a simple diagram.

Need to know what you and your organization should be doing to practice in a way that produces discipline? This reference guide will point you in the right direction.

 

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SEO in Your IA Strategy

SEO in Your IA Strategy
Contributed by Nathaniel Davis

If you're responsible for site information architecture, you must ensure your site is search engine friendly. This shouldn't be too hard since "what’s good for information architecture is good for SEO."

This DSIA resource quickly explains why and how to include basic SEO thinking into your IA strategy.

 

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DSIA UX Design Practice Verticals

UX Design Practice Verticals
Contributed by Nathaniel Davis

This chart highlights information architecture and other major practice verticals that contribute to the scope of user experience design and shows exactly where the practice of UX design elegantly intersects across disciplines.

Information architects and UX designers will find this chart valuable on many levels.

 

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