Information Architecture

“Information architecture (IA) is the structural design of shared informationenvironments; the art and science of organizing and labelling websites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability and findability”

 

layers_of_the_enterprise_architectureBusiness success is founded on optimal execution of its core competencies. Although technology did not always play an integral part, the competitive edge as well as the conduit for the global market space, is now beholden to the optimisation of information flow.

Infrastructure historically took on the form of ‘on-premise’ hardware offering immediate access to data and applications. In the modern era, with the advent of high-speed broadband communications, the location of the infrastructure is less important in some instances. This does not imply a move to the cloud is obvious for all business.

With our understanding of your users’ needs and your business goals, we address the high-level architecture with the following considerations:

  • Goals of your target users.
  • Scenarios that support your users in meeting their goals.
  • Business objectives for the different components of the system.

We communicate the architecture through large-scale navigation maps that illustrate the information hierarchy and the grouping of content and functions. These “blueprints” introduce the recommended system vocabulary-terms to be used consistently throughout the site.

From hybrid solutions to full cloud deployment, we can offer insight, architectures and complete implementation strategies to kick-start your next evolution.