Recently Added Resources
Below is a list of the 10 most recently added resources to the library.
Articles and Papers
by Gerry Gaffney (1999)
Subject: Process & Techniques
Abstract: Affinity Diagramming is a very simple but powerful technique for grouping and understanding information. In particular, affinity diagramming provides a good way to identify and analyze issues. Gaffney outlines several variations of the technique.
Note: Gaffney, G. (1999). Affinity Diagramming. Usability Techniques series. Web. Retrieved on March 26, 2015 from http://www.infodesign.com.au
Doing a Content Audit or Inventory
by Scott Baldwin (1/26/2010)
Subject: Content Inventories, Content Management
Abstract: Scott Baldwin offers thoughts, tips and tools for performing (qualitative) content audits and (quantitative) content inventories.
Note: Baldwin, S. (January 26, 2010). Doing a Content Audit or Inventory. Web. Retrieved on March 26, 2015 from http://nform.com/blog/2010/01/doing-a-content-audit-or- inventory/
How to Conduct a Content Audit
by Donna Spencer (10/16/2014)
Subject: Content Inventories, Content Management
Abstract: A content audit is the activity of checking all of the content on a website, and compiling it into a big list. Donna Spencer discusses the three main types of content audits you need to perform.
Note: Spencer, D. (October 16, 2014). How to Conduct a Content Audit. UX Mastery. Web. Retrieved on March 26, 2015 from http://uxmastery.com/how-to-conduct-a-content-audit/
How to Conduct a Website Competitive Analysis
by Thomas Myer (10/1/2002)
Subject: Business Strategy, Research Methods
Abstract: Conducting a competitive analysis is an important part of the job of a usability engineer or information architect. A good competitive analysis not only produces usability metrics but also aids decision makers in their strategic goal-setting and planning. Done right, a good competitive analysis can steer a Web development project in the right direction.
Note: Thomas Myer. How to Conduct a Web Site Competitive Analysis. IBM. Web. Retrieved on March 26, 2015 from http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/us- analysis.html
I Think Therefore I IA
by Andrew Dillon (12/2000)
Subject: Information Architecture - General
Abstract: Andrew Dillon, Professor of the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University, covers the emergence and shaping of this topic in regular time in this first IA column for ASIST Bulletin.
Note: Dillon, A. (December/January 2001). I think therefore I IA. ASIST Bulletin. Retrieved on April 9, 2015 from http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Dec-01/dillon.html
Information Architecture 101: A crash course for the enterprise architect
by Thomas Myer (5/23/2006)
Subject: Information Architecture - Education & Training
Abstract: IBM DeveloperWorks on Almost everything you ever wanted to know about information architecture: What is information architecture? What roles do information architects play in the enterprise space? Are information architects content experts, usability experts, database administrators (DBAs), Extensible Markup Language (XML) analysts? Or all of the above? How can understanding the concepts behind information architecture help your enterprise project succeed? Take this crash course on information architecture to find out.
Note: Myer, T. (May 23, 2006). Information architecture 101: A crash course for the enterprise architect. IBM DeveloperWorks Library. Retrieved on April 9, 2015 from http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/ar-infoarch/
Theories of Information Behavior
by Sandra Erdelez, Karen E. Fisher, Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie (2006)
Subject: Information Retrieval, Information Science, Library & Information Science
Abstract: This unique book presents authoritative overviews of more than 70 conceptual frameworks for understanding how people seek, manage, share, and use information in different contexts. A practical and readable reference to both well- established and newly proposed theories of information behavior, the book includes contributions from 85 scholars from 10 countries. Each theory description covers origins, propositions, methodological implications, usage, links to related conceptual frameworks, and listings of authoritative primary and secondary references. The introductory chapters explain key concepts, theory–method connections, and the process of theory development.
Note: Fisher, K., Erdelez, S., and McKechnie (Eds.) (2006). Theories of Information Behavior. Medford, NJ: Information Today.
Presentations and Podcasts
Introduction to User Experience Methods
by Danielle Cooley (8/6/2011)
Subject: Experience Design, Information Architecture - Education & Training, Process & Techniques
Abstract: 100-level presentation given at the 4th annual St. Louis Day of .NET conference. Not intended to be a comprehensive overview of all UX methods.
Note: Danielle Gobert Cooley. Introduction to User Experience Methods. [conference presentation]. St. Louis Day of .NET. Retrieved on March 26, 2015 from http://www.slideshare.net/dgcooley/introduction-to-ux- methods
Web Sites and Resources
UX Mastery (2014)
Subject: Experience Design, Information Architecture - Education & Training
Abstract: UX Mastery is an online resource for aspiring user experience designers.
Note: UX Mastery. (2012-2014). Web. Retrieved on March 26, 2015 from http://www.uxmastery.com
XD Strategy (2009)
Subject: Experience Design
Abstract: The goal of this site is to provide information and discussion about successful experience design (XD). The ultimate outcome will have an impact on (A) the target audience (users); (B) experience design professionals; and (C) businesses owners who wish to link their financial success to the positive experience of their customers.
Note: XD Strategy. (n.d.). Web. http://www.xdstrategy.com/
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