Results for Information Scent

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Effective View Navigation PDF Document
by George W. Furnas (11/26/1996)
Subject: Information Scent, Navigation
Language: English
Abstract: In view navigation a user moves about an information structure by selecting something in the current view of the structure. This paper explores the implications of rudimentary requirements for effective view navigation, namely that, despite the vastness of an information structure, the views must be small, moving around must not take too many steps and the route to any target must be discoverable.

Information Architecture, Information Overload, and the Literacies
by Tibor Koltay (2012)
Subject: Information Architecture - Theory, Information Scent, Information Science
Language: English
Abstract: This paper places emphasis on the relationship between information architecture and information overload in the light of the benefits, offered by information literacy, digital literacy be other literacies, often named the new literacies. It argues that making use of information literacy and digital literacy strategies can eliminate a substantial part of unneeded information. This approach does not exclude efforts to make information findable by applying principles and tools of information architecture. Information architecture, information overload, information literacy and digital literacy are defined and characterized, not forgetting about the differences and commonalities between them. Information ecology as a useful framework for better understanding of the relationships between new media, new literacies and information architecture is also brought into the picture.
Note: Cite as: Koltay, T. (2012). Information Architecture, Information Overload, and the Literacies. Journal of Information Architcture. Vol. 4, No. 1-2. [Available at http://journalofia.org/volume4/issue2/04-koltay/]
Also available at: journalofia.org/volume4/issue2/04-koltay//jofia-04012-04-koltay.pdf

Information Wayfinding, Part 1: A Not-So-New Metaphor
by Tyler Tate (4/1/2013)
Subject: Information Architecture - Theory, Information Scent
Language: English
Abstract: rowsing the Web. Surfing the Net. Navigating a Web site. Traversing a hierarchy. Going back. Scrolling up and down. Returning home. We have seen such metaphors throughout our history of using computers to interact with information. Haphazard though they may seem be, these metaphors highlight a universal reality of human psychology: we perceive the world—both physical and digital—in spatial terms.

Information Wayfinding, Part 2: Elements of the Information Environment
by Tyler Tate (5/6/2013)
Subject: Information Architecture - Theory, Information Scent, Information Seeking Behavior
Language: English
Abstract: Part 2 of a series on information wayfinding: Tyler scrutinizes the nature of information environments by investigating their most fundamental elements. In doing so, he subtly reframes the way we think about interacting with information on Web sites, in mobile applications, and in other digital experiences.
Note: Tate, T. (May 6, 2013). Information Wayfinding, Part 2: Elements of the Information Environment. UX Matters. Retrieved from http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2013/05/informatio n-wayfinding-part-2-elements-of-the-information- environment.php

Information Wayfinding, Part 3: Designing for Wayfinding
by Tyler Tate (3/14/2014)
Subject: Information Architecture - Theory, Information Scent, Information Seeking Behavior
Language: English
Abstract: How can we make ever-growing volumes of information accessible and useful to people without overwhelming them? In the third and final installment of a series on information wayfinding, Tyler looks at how people move through information environments, the behavior of wayfinding, and outlines a set of guidelines for building Web sites and applications that enable people to make sense of continually expanding volumes of information without their becoming overwhelmed.
Note: Tate, T. (March 14, 2014). Information Wayfinding, Part 3: Designing for Wayfinding. UX Matters. Retrieved from http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2014/03/informatio n-wayfinding-part-3-designing-for-wayfinding-1.php

Interview with Louis Rosenfeld, Author of Search Analytics (7/8/2011)
Subject: Information Scent, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: As search engine optimization (SEO) professionals, we focus on keywords, aboutness, and information scent. What keyword phrases best describe a webpage, a graphic image, and/or a video? How can we ensure that information scent gets stronger from search engine results page (SERP) to a web page on our websites? Shari Thurow interviews Louis Rosenfeld for SearchEngineLand.com, part one of two in the series.

Part Two: Interview with Louis Rosenfeld, Author of Search Analytics
by Shari Thurow
Subject: Information Scent, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: In Part 1 of my interview with renowned information architect Lou Rosenfeld, author of Search Analytics for Your Site: Conversations with Your Customers, he defined site search analytics (SSA), suggested keyword patterns to monitor, and outlined some differences between web searchers and site searchers. In Part 2, we discuss relevancy scores, site search analytics that can improve navigation, some insightful tests you can use on your own site.


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