Information architecture is the process of categorizing and organizing information to create structure and meaning. This article explores not only the basics of information architecture, but also the broader view of the information age, how we use information and how it impacts our world and our lives.
Picking a font size for the web used to be really easy. 16 points and you’re done. You could feel confident that your content would be decently readable on PC or Mac, Netscape or IE. Man, have times changed.
Information Architects are the Architects of Understanding. They “help users to understand where they are, what they’ve found, what to expect, and what’s around.”
Type design may be intimidating to many, with terms such as leading, baseline, kerning, ascender, tail, and many more … The good news is, there are eight basic, universal typographical design elements: typeface, hierarchy, contrast, consistency, alignment, white space, and color. Even a basic understanding of each of these elements can revolutionize any design project.