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Questions tagged [information-architecture]

Semantic structure of information within a website, desktop application etc.

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One service or split into several? [on hold]

I'm looking for an information architecture solution for a large magazine website. The website will contain articles of several subjects: real estate, construction, interior design, gardening, also ...
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Single Page Application - In-app New Tabs

I have a table of items and when I click on an item, the details open in the same view. So, to view another item, I need to go back and click on another one. To avoid the back and forth, I want to ...
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How important to require users to put details on About Us?

I am creating this application where business users can have a vendor page by providing details ex. services, prices, this happens only after these vendors signed up as an onboarding process. I also ...
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Best place for notification preferences

Today I am working on a new feature inside our web app to allow users to set up their notification preferences. However, I am struggling to find an appropriate place to include this feature, which ...
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Two 'directions' in form

I'm creating a form that has a 'split' section, where the user either has to fill in 'Section A' OR 'Section B'. These sections are quite large, with around 6-7 fields in both. Another requirement I ...
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How to improve discoverability of unclicked tab?

This is a two-part question. I'm a designer at a health tech company that helps post-op patients track their rehab progress, and we're currently redesigning the site's timeline, which displays the key ...
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Tabs VS Menu hierarchy . Material design VS informational architecture

There are two levels of menu. Tabs and usual sub menu. The problem is when tabs are under home/manage/analytics menu - it doesn't make sense because hierarchy is actually backwards. Because ...
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Documentation: one long page or several short pages

We're working on the design and organization of our documentation. The current structure is something like this: General info on topic specialized sub-topic 1 specialized sub-topic 2 specialized sub-...
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Selecting from a list of 200-character items [closed]

Background I'm a product manager working on an application that allows users to send out custom email campaigns (e.g. newsletters, coupons, etc). On our campaign edit page where the user prepares ...
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What is the utility of creating a full-depth Visual Sitemap?

I’m a programmer that is new to UX and have a potential web project that has probably ~5k pages. What type of information could I take away and benefit from this tedious exercise?
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Best alternative to on click menus in product design

Current situation I am currently working on a product where the users can modify text, image, logo and shape elements by clicking on them. On click, a small menu opens that allows the user to view ...
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Displaying categories in tables

I am designing a table for my company's dashboard. I need to show type of the data shown in the table. So far there is 6 type categories: Job ads, E-mail campaign, Display ads, Event, Referral and ...
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Can the web content creation and Visual design start simultaneously? How?

I work for a digital agency on a commercial website for a client, we are creating a website from scratch. A third party agency is assigned for content creation. As a UX specialist I am assigned to ...
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User testing of multi dimensional information architecture

i'm working on a project where I have to test an information architecture. This kind of IA is multidimensional. So you can access to the same content through several path. Each content is tagged with ...
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How can I show more than 50 services on one page?

I am currently working on a site that must display more than 50+ government services on a single page, as well as details for each service. Categorizing them is a not an option because the user needs ...
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Tablet form design navigation: Up/down or left to right

I'm designing a long tablet form and trying to decide on the navigation. My intuition is telling me option A in the image is the right approach. It feels like one long form on one page vs. several ...
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Playing around with a mobile app's IA

I have an app which contains several features and among them payment. A user selects the amount to pay, selects a payment method and then the payment occurs. After the payment occurs, we show the ...
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How to clearly display automated auction bids

I am currently working on a small Auction site. On this Auction are items and on the item's "Details" page displays a list of bids on the item descending from the amount, so the "active bid" will be ...
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Sorting parent objects with multiple children

I'm working with an application for the construction industry which lets users manage and organize their daily jobs. Part of this app is a view in which you can add jobs and assign cost codes (the ...
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How to toggle truncating of long radio button labels?

In my application, I have a series of radio buttons. The associated labels can contain a number of fields and become quite long, so I'd like for the labels to be expaneded and collapsed. I've ...
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Researchers: How do you deal with Research Insights as you scale?

I am lucky enough to have enough research coming in at my company that I am beginning to have a hard time organizing my research insights. I am evaluating some options that allow me to organize ...
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Information Hierarchy: Action or Item as header text?

What do you think is the appropriate header for this hierarchy? Starting form this screen, what happens when I click comment? What is the header for the Comments page? Option one: Or option two, ...
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Should I use the accordion with long text?

We design the help centre for our product. We have an idea to put each long articles, instructions and the form to leave feedback to accordions. Will be it convenient for users? I think that if there ...
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How to improve readability of highly-structured text

NOTE: This question explores methods for increasing readability for a target user group. Background: Readability is invaluable when dealing with large amounts of text. For some users, programmers, ...
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Should the help centre for my company's product be on a separate domain?

I have to design a help centre for my company's product. I noticed that many sites place their help centres on a separate domain. Why do they do this? Does it make UX better for users?
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When to save settings that span multiple pages?

Background I have a mobile app that employs both "multi-page" template and "single page" template. Specifically there is a “My Profile” functionality that is split across multiple pages. The rest of ...
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How to handle many tabs [duplicate]

If we try to create a page which contains tons of data about each employee. These data are categorized in tabs and every tab opens nested tabs! The tabs appearance looks overwhelming especially after ...
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What is this type of secondary navigation called?

I am wondering what this type of secondary global navigation is called - it is always placed above the global navigation. Since my organisation is thinking about implementing it, I would like to read ...
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Two distinct value propositions for two distinct types of users

I have two distinct types of users. I would classify them as "beginners" and "advanced" users. I want to describe the value proposition to beginners in one way and to advanced users a different way. ...
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Why is the “Print Screen”-button on keyboards actually named “Print Screen”?

Why is the “Print Screen”-button on keyboards named "Print Screen" when it actually takes a screenshot and copies it to the clipboard? What is the reason behind it? Shouldn't it be called “Copy ...
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Recommended number of branches in sitemap's hierarchy tree

We are working on a HUGE site with a current information architecture that is a mess, and we were asked to change as little as possible. Just in case, the client understands that this is a mess and ...
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The website is addressing 2 categories (employers and candidates), Which one should we be addressing more?

I am working on a website that addresses both employers and candidates, and the user should choose whether he is an employer or a candidate from the homepage. But i am lost here, If i want to add the ...
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How to map product functionality

At a start of a project, what is the best way to map out all the functionalities of a product? For example, an app? I've considered a Gantt chart, but I need something more "agile". What are the ...
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Are Index Pages Always Best Practice in Large Sites?

Traditional information structures for large sites (over 100K pages) make use of index pages, or section overview pages, placed at the top of a section hierarchy. There were good reasons to support ...
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Material design - where to place a global navigation draw button

The material guidelines say to use a Navigation drawer when you have over 5 main menu items (as opposed to tabs or bottom navigation bar). https://material.io/guidelines/patterns/navigation.html All ...
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IA mapping - Should I include filters in the IA map?

I'm creating an app and there's no need for a search bar, just filters to make the navigation easier to find. Should I include them the filters in the IA document?
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Product Catalog Layout - Best Practices for Mobile Devices

I'm designing a wedding dress collection page in my website. I have about 10 collections with about 20 dresses in each. The collection are distinct (each features a different model, photo location ...
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Brand/Product Architecture for scaling company [closed]

I have an interesting problem to solve. For a company that is growing and would like to move to a multi-product architecture. The original product has been successful and there are plans to build 2 ...
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Best bottom navigation elements order?

I'm creating the prototype of a mobile app, and I decided to include a bottom navigation bar. I'm trying to figure out what is the best order for the elements on the bar (in my case: home, ...
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Task vs object focused IA and navigation

I'm thinking about the best way to structure UIs for enterprise management tools and dashboards. Often, one could either choose a UI structure that is around the tasks of the users, or then one that ...
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How to make 2 side by side columns look distinct from each other?

I have a price chart like below. The 'buy price' is a listing on its own.. and 'sell price' is a listing on its own too. It just happens that they are placed side by side. E.g. The buy price is not ...
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How to handle settings that change (or needs to be reviewed) yearly?

I am creating a module for a school. Now a school has a lot of data like: school general info, grades, classes, rates, registration dates, etc. Now, there are some information that should remain more ...
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Are dashboards important or should users be directed to an information page?

I'm designing a platform where users manage multiple marketing campaigns. So there is a main page with the list of campaigns with minimal details (campaign name, active dates, etc). When you select a ...
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Visual consistency of in content headings and headings in/under tabs structure

I'm looking to define what makes more sense in a page visual hierarchy for both visual design / consistency & accessibility. We commonly have tabs under our h1 heading. Each tab content block ...
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How to layout / structure a page with a long sidebar but a short content section?

Basically, I have a data table in the main content area and a filter section on the sidebar. The filter on the left serves as a filter for the data that would appear in the data table. Now, each of ...
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Asking data from multiple users on the same screen - good or bad UX?

I'm currently working on a data enrichment flow for credit card holders. We're missing some (for us at least) important data for both main card holders and their extra card holders. Since the same ...
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What would be the best navigation label for a website section containing forms, documents and videos?

I'm having trouble coming up with labels for a navigation category and a page. Looking for input! The project i'm working on is a website redesign for a business's employee benefit plan. The site will ...
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Best way to switch between projects / teams in the same web app

I am currently working on the basic navigation for an online bug reporting tool. Users report bugs that are listed in tickets. It is possible to create multiple projects. For example, agencies use ...
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Should I use audience-based navigation or object-based navigation?

I have a site where we have a huge collection of content for learners, educators, practitioners etc, but there's a huge amount of object overlap. I.e worksheets, courses, factsheets, videos, images, ...
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How to structure a page that contains a lot of information? [closed]

So what we have is a page that shows a list of "Vehicles" and the Passengers inside them. Imagine that each "Header" is a Vehicle and when you click the accordion button, it will expand to show the ...