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The practice of structuring and organising things in a meaningful way.

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Information architecture: definition, tips, and best practices

As a designer, understanding information architecture is an invaluable skill you need if you want to make the UX of your digital products seamless and user-friendly.

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The obvious UI is often the best UI

Design clear interactions instead of clever ones, and users will follow.

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The 3-Click Rule for Navigation Is False

While it is important to keep key information easily accessible, the 3-click rule is an arbitrary rule of thumb that is not backed by data.

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How your team can solve a customer problem in just 8 minutes

This article explores a workshopping technique which helps teams find simple, elegant solutions to the projects they’re working on.

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Card sorting 101

Card sorting is a well-established research technique for discovering how people understand and categorize information. You can use card sorting results to group and label your website information in a way that makes the most sense to your audience.

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A complete beginner's guide to information architecture

Information architecture is the creation of a structure for a website, application, or other project, that allows us to understand where we are as users.

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Card sorting

Card sorting is a method used to help design or evaluate the information architecture of a site. In a card sorting session, participants organize topics into categories that make sense to them and they may also help you label these groups.

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Information Architecture Basics

Information architecture (IA) focuses on organizing, structuring, and labeling content in an effective and sustainable way. The goal is to help users find information and complete tasks.

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Resources

Dark patterns

Dark patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you buy or sign up for things that you didn't mean to. This site spreads awareness to shame companies that use them.

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Design patterns for mental health

A collection of design patterns combining clinical and design best practices.

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Humane by Design

Humane by Design is a resource that provides guidance for designing ethically humane digital products through patterns focused on user well-being.

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Books

The User's Journey: Storymapping Products That People Love

The User's Journey will show you how, when, and why to use narrative structure, technique, and principles to ideate, craft, and test a cohesive vision for an engaging outcome.

Donna Lichaw

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