Information Architecture Course
Information Architecture fits in the early stages of user experience design and deals with the structure and organisation of information on web sites, intranets, mobile apps and software.
Course Fees and Registration
Our UX training rate is $595 per day, per person. We also provide a User Experience Certification program that starts at $2595 per person.
Aug 27, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
May 14, 2013
What You Will Learn
In this course, participants will acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills to:
- Information Architecture Principles
- User Behaviour and Information Architecture
- Test your IA with end users
- Information Structures
- Building IA principles into the design processes of your organization
Hands-on exercises will be used throughout the course.
Information Architecture Course Outline
- What is Information Architecture?
- Why would you do Information Architecture?
- What kind of skills are needed for IA?
- Information Structures
- Best practises in IA
- IA components
- Audience characteristics
- IA framework
- Navigation systems
IA Research and Tools
- Card Sorting
- Affinity Diagrams
- Site Map
- Validating an IA
- Information Design, Structures
- Search patterns
- Content Strategies
- IA Governance
1 day, 9:00am – 4:30pm full day session with a one-hour lunch break.
Who should attend
We assume little awareness of information architecture and information design. The course is appropriate for anyone responsible for websites, web apps - ria, intranets, content management, information management and the user experience of a product.
Who participated in our courses
Autodesk, Microsoft, Foresters, Ecobee, Rogers, Sage, WorkSafeBC, Ontario Securities Commission, Industry Canada, Ryerson University, Human Resources & Skills Development Canada, Service Canada, Canada Post, Export Development Canada, Conference Board of Canada, and others.
Training cost is per person as stated with a minimum 4 participants per course. Akendi reserves the right to cancel a scheduled training session up to 5 business days prior to the training if a minimum class size of 4 participants has not been attained. Akendi is not responsible for any travel or other costs incurred as result of a cancellation.
Cancellation fee is 15% if you cancel more than 4 weeks prior to training start date. We provide a 50% refund between 4 and 2 weeks before a course. No refunds when cancelling within 2 weeks of course start date. .
Cindy Beggs brings a passion for understanding user needs and having those reflected in product and service excellence to Akendi. With 23 years of experience, underpinned by an honours degree in Psychology and Masters in Library Science, Cindy brings both a theoretical and practical understanding to the design and execution of user research and analysis.
Along with her expertise in library and information science, Cindy has conducted usability testing and applied the methods of user centered design to persona development, needs assessment and the articulation of business strategy and user goals.
A lifelong learner herself, Cindy has taught Akendi training courses, library programming and promotions at Seneca College, Toronto, facilitated focus groups and created training modules on electronic and web based information products.
Dominira Saul believes that behind every well-designed product or service there is a thorough understanding of the actual users and their needs.
Having presented many influential research and design outcomes to clients at all levels of the private and public sector Dominira is very adept at putting his belief into practice. Dom remains focused on ensuring clear transfer of design recommendations and most importantly, rationale to our clients. Dom is committed to working closely with clients to ensure their success.
Dominira is a fluently bilingual communicator who has lectured at the university level, and delivered many usability training courses.
Dom has an MSc. in User Interface Design from London Guildhall University, a BA in Psychology from Carleton University and over 11 years of usability research and interaction design experience in the UK and Canada.
Please email Shaun Illingworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.866.585.1660 x0 for questions and more information about our User Experience Training courses & UX Certification program.