If you are a designer then you definitely heard about Information Architecture. It is used for the structuring of the website or App which makes your thoughts and flow clear. You can also use the term IA as a short form. IA is a part of the designing process which contains the flow of the screens and also the relation to each other.
What is IA?
Information Architecture is a blueprint of the App or website, It contains the details like the flow of the Application, content, and structure of the Application. IA does not have any set limit of design you can modify it according to your detail. Just you need to create a basic structure which is useful for all whoever is interested in it.
How to design IA?
IA is followed the pattern in which, we can use shapes and lines to connect each other and organize the flow according to the application details. The major challenge while creating IA is when we create the IA according to the user perspective.
The most important part of IA is you have to maintain the visual hierarchy and also created legends for showing different types of elements.
What is Visual Hierarchy?
The very important part of the IA is the visual part of the Architecture. If you are starting the IA from scratch then you have to collect the information of every module or every part of the product. Not because of the visual part but it is because it gives you the broader point of view that which part of the app is primary for you to focus on or which is least in your priority.
Tools for creating IA
There is much software also through which you can build an Information Architecture design. This software gives you the basic used tools like shapes, lines etc for making the IA quickly.
Principles of Information Architecture (IA).
There are many things you need to keep in mind while making IA. There are basically eight principles for reference.