Web information architecture: a participatory practice

Sally Burford

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Abstract

Web information design, or information architecture (IA), is a critical aspect of organisational use of the web to deliver information and to communicate with their clients. It is a relatively new instance of information organisation and, although it draws from traditional practices such as library and information science (LIS), web information architecture has its own characteristics and unique contexts. The practice of web information architecture must forge its own identity. This research paper contributes to a greater understanding of web information architecture as a participatory practice that requires myriad conversations, negotiations and collaborations as it is carried out in large organisations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedia, Democracy Change: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) 2010 Conference
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781740883191
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventMedia Democracy and Change: Australian and New Zealand Communications Association (ANZCA) Annual Conference - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 7 Jul 20109 Jul 2010

Conference

ConferenceMedia Democracy and Change: Australian and New Zealand Communications Association (ANZCA) Annual Conference
CountryAustralia
CityCanberra
Period7/07/109/07/10

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Burford, S. (2010). Web information architecture: a participatory practice. In Media, Democracy Change: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) 2010 Conference (pp. 1-14). Canberra, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA).