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Towards a Theoretical Framework for Understanding Website Information Architecture

Wan Mohd Isa, Wan Abdul Rahim and Md Noor, Nor Laila and Mehad, Shafie (2006) Towards a Theoretical Framework for Understanding Website Information Architecture. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT’2006), 19-21st December 2006, Yarmouk University, Irbid, JORDAN. (Submitted)

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Website information Architecture (IA) is an emerging discipline which focus on the principles of design and architecture in the digital landscape. However, the discipline is broadly being addressed by IA community of practices known as information architects. Many design principles and evaluation criteria that had been proposed for the development websites IA, generally lack theoretical background and justification. Several suggested measures in the discipline were based on existing practices with no explicit construct. This paper attempts to give a formal treatment of website IA through theoretical grounding from the architectural domain. The framework of architectural building understanding is inspired by the fundamental ideas of Vitruvius Theory developed more than 2000 years ago used to validate the construction of a building. Drawing this architectural theory and upon related dimension of IA studies, we argue that the theoretical grounding from architectural domain may be further specified to frame out the loosely thread of IA website design methodology and development.


Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Website Information Architecture, Architectural, Website Design
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Collections: None
Access Type: Open Access
PRISMA ID: 19463
URI: http://oarr.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/23977

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