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Information Architecture and Navigation Design for Web Sites

  Information architecture concerns how to structure the content of an information space. Information architects design information spaces. Staying with the notion of information space leads us to the realisation that people need to be able to both conceptualise an information space and find their way through that information space to where they want to go. People need to be able to navigate information space. In this chapter we explore two key issues of web site design; information architecture and the design of navigation support. In order to do this we draw upon theories of information spaces and theories of navigation in urban spaces. From these theories a number of practical features of web sites are described.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    01 January 2007

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  • Publisher

    IGI Global

  • DOI:


  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science


Benyon, D. (2006). Information Architecture and Navigation Design for Web Sites. In P. Zaphiris, & S. Kurniawan (Eds.), Human Computer Interaction Research in Web Design and Evaluation, 165-184. Hershey, Pa. ; London,: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-59904-246-6.ch008



Information architecture, information space, design, websites,

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