There is a lot of discussion about proper information architecture going on out there. Experts believe an effective information architecture best reflects the most common vernacular of the organization — the most used or common words for describing things. This is key to a successful site as it provides a blueprint or map for navigating.

CMS Wire brought this news to our attention in their article, “Beware the Information Architecture Trap.” Of course for comprehensive search results from an enterprise, a solid taxonomy to support indexing is key. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ISO/ANSI/NISO compliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.