Questions tagged [information-architecture]

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

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How to best explain to users how their details will be used?

What would be the best approach to explain to users that their information will be used to: 1- help authenticate them if they do get locked out of their account. 2- Communicate with them regarding ...
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What is the research behind using darker contrast menus for global navigation?

I am working on a web application for paid clients to use to access different types of data. I am working on the information architecture and I believe that having a space for global navigation ...
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What strategy can be used to duplicate downloadable content on multiple pages without confusing users?

We have two particular cases of content duplication: Product Manuals Product Videos For example a Product Manual needs to be downloadable directly from the Product's page. We also have an ...
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Designing a Geographic Form with Multiple Input Fields

I have a form that allows the user to input their geographic origin. The origin is broken down into 4 specific categories: City, State, Province, Country. The province input field would apply more ...
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how to deal with objects in a system that can be related as parents and siblings

I have a system with four objects in it. They are projects, documents, tasks, and people. A project has children and they are tasks, documents and people which in turn are siblings. But the problem ...
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Call to action as a main navigation link

I have an issue around navigation that I thought I would put to the wider UX world instead of continue the circular discussions within the office. The main goal of our new website is to get people to ...
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alternative to scrollable tab bar for mobile

i am designing an application for android. an important part of it is designing a page to allow users to select stuff (i.e add to cart) from a categorized list of items. the IA is such that most ...
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When is tapping back out of a deep hierarchy in mobile apps too much?

Are there any studies to measure frustration when tapping back multiple times to get out of a hierarchy? I ask because I am evaluating the most appropriate way to navigate a complex menu application. ...
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Logo and Home Icon

I have a site that is using a third party application to display content. On that application (also a site), the logo of my site is present. I'm trying to rearrange the information architecture so ...
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How do you absolutely ensure you've got EVERYTHING in a content inventory?

I've seen suggestions of various tools that crawl sites and generate reports. I've seen people suggest combing server logs, or just simply going through a website page-by-page and link-by-link (...
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Content Recommendation Design Layouts

What design layout do studies (if any) show is more effective when reccommending content to users based on their past user data?: horizontal lists similar to what we see on Amazon's product pages or ...
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Designating Unique Templates within a Wireframe Set

Is there a "threshold" that makes a template a Unique template within the wireframe set? I have defined my "unique" templates as when the layout can apply for any of those pages with simple/tedious ...
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Show all 6 features on home screen, or only the main 2 with the rest hidden inside?

Let's say there are 6 different features for an application. Should we show all 6 features on the homescreen for better accessibility? or should we show only the top 2 features which helps the user ...
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What should be considered when deciding on the order of input fields for a contact tracing form

I'm working on a contact tracing form for a travel booking website. The following fields are required to be filled in by the user when they book their travel tickets. email address phone number my ...
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What are the best macro-areas for an Editing Tool Dashboard?

I am a designer, working on an editing tool. The tool will be an online platform used by a team of instructional designers to create presentations. You have an editor where you create the ...
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What is the best way to organize my personal/work computer folder/file structure in order to be organized by design?

It may not sound like a ux.stackexchange question, but I really think that UX designers may be the best people to answer something like that I want to organize my computer's folder organization ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 and ...
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Best practice to display operating hours in a web design? [duplicate]

1st Example: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (no longer show Saturday & Sunday as closed) 2nd Example: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday - Sunday: Closed 3rd Example: Monday - ...
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Modal or New page for “Configuration area”

I'm sketcking a new tool. I have a litle problem. All tool is in the same view, like a Dashboard. Now, I have to prepare the "Configure area". I have been searching examples about this (...
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When should a web application be avoided in favour of a website?

I'm working with an organization who wants to make a site that visualizes accessible government data as graphs. Currently they have an early version created in the form of a web app. Right now I have ...
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How does displaying/hiding prices impact conversion?

So I am retooling a page for a company that offers tiered pricing packages based on the number of users for our software. Small business = $x/mo kind of thing. Does anyone have any conversion data or ...
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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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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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Design UI panel

I have a dashboard screen with one of the panels as below; So as you can see there are different fields and corresponding values. Now I need to design/update the same panel to consider the following ...
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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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Surveillance System Builder Utility

I'm trying to redesign a utility that allows the user to estimate what kind of DVR they need based on the type/amount of camera(s) they need. It filters out Video Recorders models based on the ...

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