Questions tagged [information-architecture]

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

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Bifurcation of website landing page

Not sure what the technical UX term might be, but I have been using the term "bifurcation" to explain back to clients what they are asking. Here's the crux: Landing page needs to present two options; ...
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How to do information architecture of a UGC based website/app?

What's the best possible way to make a user-generated website classify its content into categories or topics or tags to make the content searchable and discoverable? How does one start redesigning ...
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Separating vs Bringing Together - Software Project Knowledge Base

I am building a website with Atlassian's Confluence to fulfill these goals: Document a complex project with multiple websites (Product Management) Train non-technical staff to use it Store APIs, ...
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Editing the same information from multiple pages

I am having some trouble figuring out the best experience here. Let's say you have separate user and team pages, contextually it makes sense in those pages to show the users you have in your team and ...
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Timesheet Entries UX

How to distinguish new time entries I have a timesheet that looks like this: Which works well. the customers can see all their time entries on one screen and works well reading the times across the ...
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Progress tracking/Stepper UI/UX research

I'm currently working on an application where users complete a flow of tasks, divided over multiple pages. For this application, I'm considering using a progress tracking/stepper UI element. However, ...
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Best sitemapping and content planning tools?

We currently use Slickplan for building sitemaps and content management. It's okay. I'm wondering if there might be something better?I've also used JumpChart in the past. What are you all using?
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To show “treat entered string text” to null & empty?

It's regarding the better representation of showing these option. I would like to explain in an elaborative way. "A user can set data modification setting for further use. which might help other ...
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Less clicks or less choice?

I'm currently working on a new IA for a webshop. I've drawn out two examples. OPT 1 (option 1) (more a flat(ter) hierarchy) This 'could' be our new IA (it's restructured). More choice (of categories)...
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How to test a mega menu

I've been asked to test a mega menu. I can't use a tree test because that tests the information architecture and I'm looking for a way to specifically test the layout and organisation of the mega menu....
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Where to access archived items/lists given this layout

I have an application layout with no side navigation. It just has a horizontal navigation with 5 tabs (some are greyed out). Each tab is really it's own module. I have a todos module where a user can ...
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Capturing Alternate Point of Contact Information

Does anyone know of some good articles or documentation I can read for identifying the best practices to follow when designing the information architecture (forms) for allowing users to provide ...
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Page thumbnails - right or left side of document?

Working on a "fancy PDF viewer". Was thinking of moving the Page thumbnails to the far right of the page (to clean the design up a bit), but all apps I can recall have the thumbnails on the left side ...
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Paths Short or Long

I am working through a problem with path names. The previous version of a site used short codes for url paths. Coming into this for a new project and the short code based paths, while deterministic, ...
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Should we repeat menu items in the main navigation if they fall into two categories?

I am working on navigation for a retail site. I have a typical account menu (My Account, Sign In, Create Account etc) and I have a main hamburger menu with department pages etc. The site experience ...
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Breadcrumb and search behavior

How should the breadcrumb menu behave when entering the sub-page via search autosuggest? We have a global search and this kind of breadcrumb structure: Overview > Company > Group > Person. How should ...
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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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Redesign of megamenu

I've been asked to redesign a mega menu. The mega menu lists selected child items from a particular parent in the IA, but not all children. There must therefore be an option to 'view all' from a ...
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Integrate multiple forms as optional steps in one form

Context I'm working on a CMS portal that supports content in a set of categories. The categories important for this questions are in particular; Media Pages When adding media, the users has to ...
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How to consolidate two web platforms with slightly different IA?

I need to consolidate two web products that have some similarities and many differences in labels and groupings. For round 1 testing, I plan to do open card sorting with content from both sites. I ...
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How would you differeniate between a user login and another account on a website?

I am working on a project with a financial company. They require a user to create a financial account and then create an online account. Currently, they are both referenced as "Account". The issue I ...
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Overlay Vs dedicated page or separate section within the page?

Context We have this situation where we need to display additional information about products that users has selected. The page in question is the page that houses the products, each product is ...
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UX for non-traditional working time [duplicate]

This is my first post so please don't be critical with me if I do something wrong. So what is my case - Everyone knows the standard method to visualize the working hours of business: But what is if ...
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How to visually format questions/answers to easily follow the story?

I'm designing a booklet about science facts and stories for kids. The format is based on questions and answers between a teacher and a student. It's text based; few images/graphics are used. The ...
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Best way to manage multiple users on mobile dashboard

I am designing a mobile dashboard which needs to allow the admin user to manage anything from 20 - 100 sub users. For each of the sub users, there are multiple possible actions EG: pay bill, analyse ...
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Are tabs and/or steps in a wizard displayed as separate boxes in a sitemap diagram?

I'm creating a sitemap for an enterprise application. For one section in the application, there is an edit calendar feature. Once clicked on, there are three sections/or different types of calendars ...
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What are good ways to present an info table that has info spanning 2 vertically-adjacent cells in a middle column, & that has no other merged cells?

Explanation of question The following table illustrates the issue: HTML source for table: <table> <thead><th>Column 1</th><th>Column 2</th><th>Column 3<...
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Content system patterns repository [closed]

Does a pattern library for content systems exist? I think that content systems for group interaction like wikis, forums (Reddit-styled or traditional), message feeds, chats (Slack), blogs, link ...
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User experience and Agile Modeling

I have a question regarding architect modeling and how an UX designer can use them to deliver better documentation to the developers/software architects. Has anyone used a component diagram to ...
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What can be the best UX for Stock Transfer between the locations

I am working on warehouse application and I already have one transfer flow designed and in use currently but I want to know like what can be the best UX for such transfer activity. Here are the ...
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IA Structures Similar to Salesforce?

Scenario: I'm working on the information architecture a new product that in many respects has the same design considerations as Salesforce; a platform that has it's own core functionality, but the ...
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Show categories both on homepage and on categories page?

I'm creating a "directory" website that has many pages, each belongs to a category and a sub-category. I have category pages that will list all the pages that belong to the categories. Example: ...
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UX best practices for a help desk/ticketing system? Views and steps

I am building a "help desk/ticketing system" app from the ground up. I am quickly finding out that I am reinventing the wheel in terms of workflow for the admin and users. Where can I find best ...
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Where should dependencies show for grouped checkboxes? After the selection or after the entire group?

I am looking to set a system wide standard for the design of dependencies for grouped checkboxes. Are there any best practices for doing it one way over the other? In my examples the first 3 ...
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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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Recommendations on IA of Account Settings

I'm working on adding a page in our app that allows you to integrate with third-party services. So "connecting to third-party services" could mean a few different things here: 1) Logging in to third-...
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Duplicate links in a navigation structure

Does anyone know of any research or studies regarding usability concerns of duplicating links within a navigation structure? When I say "duplicating links" I mean repeating a menu item within the ...
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What would be the best way to organize a form development tool that has questions that can optionally be grouped by categories and subcategories?

I am building a form design tool for some clients to use when filling out some surveys. The form can be populated with questions which map to varying form elements (Text, Select, Checkboxes, etc) - ...
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Alternate name for “Resources” section of a website [closed]

Simple question regarding labeling, I have a "Resources" section on a website that contains instruction manuals, technical specification documents and such. It also contains a couple of forms to ...
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How to deal with multilevel menus

I trying to design a horisontal menu that sometimes will go three levels down. The thing that drive me crazy is to know if I should show all the levels. For example: About us, Products, Contact ...
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Best way to display a lot of schools information on a single webpage?

I'm a front end developer and I need a page to display information about all schools in my city (52). I tried using Bootstrap Cards and an input where the user will type and the cards bellow will be ...
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Should every page in a site have a totally unique H1?

I agree that every page in a site should have a unique TITLE, and that every page should have one and only one H1 element, but should the text of each H1 be completely unique too? Instinctively one ...
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How to best name enterprise tools or portals?

If you have worked within a large organisation you would have most probably operated in highly siloed environments with a lot of legacy systems and third party software. I have worked in a number of ...
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8 short tutorial videos: all embedded in one page vs separate pages with title link?

I'm putting together a catalogue page for eight 3-minute video tutorials explaining how to assemble electronic components (if relevant, here is an example video). The context is a robotics competition ...
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What is meant by “page-level”?

My primary interest is understanding it in the context of information architecture, e.g.: ... you should group and structure information at the page level and enforce rigorous user testing. In ...
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How to overlap Menu title?

I have a question about availability for menu title, sidenav title and title in context area. Which of them is needed to remove to provide good readability. P.S. sorry for other words in russian ) ?
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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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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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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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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 ...