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Sep
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comment Is it bad to use information architecture to describe multiple topics with duplicate category names?
@BennySkogberg Thank you. Recently I have been thinking that user needs for faceted navigation and search are at odds with traditional IA and SEO. It's like trying to bolt on an ever changing set of criteria onto a rigid and unchanging foundation. I'm afraid that I'm very new to this area and don't pretend to understand all the concepts thoroughly.
Sep
26
comment Is it bad to use information architecture to describe multiple topics with duplicate category names?
Thank you for your input & diagrams! Yes, multiple entry points are what I need. The URLs in the question are there to illustrate IA, but true they could be a breadcrumb too. Yes I too had thought of "media" as a method to group and reduce the top level, but actually this term is not well accepted in testing. Videos, photos, sketches etc all need to be at the top. Do you think it matters if the IA matches all the given menu structure, or is that bad practice ?
Sep
26
comment Is it bad to use information architecture to describe multiple topics with duplicate category names?
Thank you for you feedback. yes, it can be done, and your citation suggests it's not good practice given the duplication of category sections. I too had thought of placing the 1st and 2nd level as you suggest, but I feel strongly that the topics of games, videos, photos, sketches, and travelog are prime candidates for 1st level too as preliminary user testing for card sort and tree test have shown me.