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The difference between IA, sitemaps, and navigation

Posted: July 9, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Social
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In short: The information architecture (IA) defines the overarching structure and relationship between all areas of a site (or multiple sites) and informs the sitemap; the sitemap lists all the (labelled) pages in entirety and shows hierarchy, structure and often page goals and content/functionality that happens to be on that particular page; and finally, the navigation guides users via links to all areas of a website.

The difference between information architecture (IA), sitemap, and navigation, via Bjorn Amherd.


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