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Information Architecture Erika Lewis, James Wetherill, Paul Coyle, Vivien Lau IDIA 630.085 Information Architecture Dr. Nancy Kaplan University of Baltimore, Spring 2009
Agenda 1. Overview 2. Business Goals 3.Current HPPBU Website 4.Strategy i.Content Inventory ii.Description iii.Concept Model iv.Mental Model 5.User Personas 6.New Design: Sitemap 7.Wireframes 8.Page Flow Comparison 9.Recommendations 10.Questions and Answers
3 1. Overview SAICs product is information: employee development is critical. need identified during bi-annual internal poll SAICs intranet contains development resources these are scattered and not well-organized time constraints on their use Objective – identify resources, and place them in context encourage employee development Build community increase employee retention.
4 2. Business Goals Challenge – create an information architecture that will: Increase the capabilities of the HPPBU employee development website Allow employees to maximize their use of the resources Reflects SAICs commitment to employee development
7 4. Strategy Continued The main features of the proposed information architecture: Reorganization of important links Information within the business units area available for customization Focusing the users attention on the 4 main areas most utilized on the SAIC site Consistency of terminology, design and navigation with Quicklinks visible within a single page fold Collapsible menus have been used
4. Strategy – Mental Model UserTrainingPeopleDocuments Authors Selects Sends Collaborates Learns About Selects Communicates Social Networking Recommends for Rates for 9
10 Age Between 22 - 30 Occupation Junior Software Engineer Education 4-yr College Computing and Web Experience Expert Interest/ Activities Daily Blog, Twitter, iPhone, Training Programs, Corporate Intranet 5. User Personas I
11 Age Between 50 - 65 Occupation Senior Project Manager Education Master Degree Computing and Web Experience Beginner/ Intermediate Interest/ Activities Phone, for getting things done that do not require a computer.; a strong interest in adoption of any tool which can make her business unit more productive 5. User Personas II
12 Age Between 30 - 45 Occupation Business Unit Manager Education Master Degree Computing and Web Experience Intermediate/ Expert Interest/ Activities Office Events, Documents that are relevant to the current project. 5. User Personas III
14 7. Wireframes User wants… an integrated, consistent interface view the summary of regularly performed tasks monitor information related to the job a hub to access various organization related resources/data to personalize content Sources: Human Factors Internal – The Science and Art of Effective Web and Application Design Class Material
15 7. Wireframes Continued Structure and Navigation: Show the logical default state of the application Have primary tasks that are prominent Support frequency of use Be efficient. Support doing the task quickly or accurately Match the users metal model It behaves as the user expects Sources: Human Factors Internal – The Science and Art of Effective Web and Application Design Class Material
7. Wireframes – HPPBU Home Page 17 1 Enable Access to the Homepage 1 2 Create Positive 1 st Impression 1. Tag line 2. Banner 3 Present All Major Options on the Homepage 2 2 4 Moderate White Space 5 List of Contents 5 4 Sources: Bailey, R.W. 2000, from http://www.webusability.com; Chaparro B. S. 2009. from http://psychology.wichita.edu/surl/usabilitynews/111/eyetracking.asp; Nielsen, J. 2001, from http://www.useit.com/alertbox; Human Factors International Class Material 3
18 7. Wireframes – HPPBU Home Page – Mouse Over Quick Links
20 7. Wireframes – 3rd Level Page 1 Breadcrumb Navigation 1 Sources: Bailey, B. (2003). from http://www.webusability.com/article_website_breadcrumbs_8_2003.htm
21 7. HPPBU Wireframes – Navigation 1 Global/ Primary Navigation Menus in the Left Panel 1
22 7. HPPBU Wireframes – Page Fold Keep All Important Information Above the Page Fold Sources: Human Factors Internal – The Science and Art of Effective Web and Application Design class material
8. Page Flow Comparison – Download Medical Claims Form Current Page FlowNew Design 1. Start: HPPBU Homepage 2. Select Department2. Select Human Resources (Under Forms/ Documents) 3. Select Human Resources3. Select Medical Claims Form 4. Select Forms4. Finish: Select PDF to download 5. Select SAIC Forms Library 6. Browse Options: A to Z, Topic, or Department 7. Select a Letter 8. Select Medical Claims Form 9. Finish: Select PDF to download Total: 9 StepsTotal: 4 Steps 23
24 8. Page Flow Comparison – Download SAIC University Course Catalog Current Page FlowNew Design 1. Start: HPPBU Homepage 2. Select Employee Department2. Select SAIC University (Forms/ Documents) 3. Select Training and Education3. Select Course Catalog 4. Select SAIC University4. Select Download Course Catalog 5. Select Course Catalog5. Finish: Select PDF to download 6. Select Downloadable Course Catalog 7. Finish: Select PDF to download Total: 7 StepsTotal: 5 Steps
25 9. Recommendations Training and Feedback: The need for an employee development web site was identified through a bi-annual survey. Smaller scale interim surveys of the user population should be conducted to evaluate the acceptance of the employee development web site, identifying opportunities for improvement. Establish a systematic program of site traffic analysis to track how users are navigating through the site and identify the resources that are most heavily used.
26 9. Recommendations Continued Community Building Branding and Value of business unit Feedback Social Networking Applications
27 9. Recommendations Continued User Centered Design Keep the global navigation menus in the left panel Enable access to the homepage Creative positive 1st impression Present all major options on the homepage User Icons to help user scan quickly, short phrases, and sentences, & small readable paragraphs. Moderate white space List of Contents Use breadcrumb navigation on the third level page.
28 9. Recommendations Continued Users can only rate or tag specific pages within the intranet. Make the employee profile interactive. Provide incentives such gifts or other bonuses to utilize the site during and after work time.