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  1. information architecture • (basics for app building)

  2. what we’re after: • articulate the impact that information architecture can have on knowledge • Awareness of media imposed constraints on information architecture • select an appropriate architecture for your project

  3. Physical Organization

  4. What happens when we get too much stuff for piles? paper lists & catalogs digital databases

  5. ontology & hierarchy hierarchy+links web-scale organizationonly links, no authority

  6. IT DOES SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE. IT'S NOT USEFUL BEYOND THIS PURPOSE. IT'S PURPOSE BUILT. an app = small program or utility running on a mobile device.

  7. Ontology Works When: • Domain to be Organized • Small corpus • Formal categories • Stable entities • Restricted entities • Clear edges

  8. Ontology Works When: • Participants • Expert Catalogers • Authoritative Source of Judgement • Coordinated Users • Expert Users

  9. We are not constrained by our media to use an ontological organization. However, it is one reasonable choice, among many It is a damn good fit for early projects. Practically Speaking, what does all this mean?

  10. Next: usability & wireframe