of Success Criteria
meeting minutes are then returned to the client for confirmation. Once confirmed,
theyre circulated to all members involved in the development process.
When the project enters the production
stage, the Information Architect works with the web designers to develop the interface,
icons and ensure the navigation systems are integrated correctly with the overall site
For very complicated sections, the
Information Architect and Software Engineers work together to ensure that each site
component make sense so that the user can easily achieve their goals.
Note: Users abandon
two-thirds of all Shopping Carts as they become confused, lost or frustrated with missing
The Information Architect communicates
with the team during all key stages in the development cycle. On small projects the
Information Architect may perform Project Management duties as these two areas frequently
overlap. It is imperative to record client feedback at all stages and circulate it
Lack of planning at the kickoff phase
often results in untold disasters at later stages - often with serious financial
This may occur when, for example, the
person delegated to lead the project lacks sufficient technical understanding to extract
relevant information from the client. The Information Architect has this knowledge and can
ask key questions that others will have overlooked.
Finally, the Information Architect also
works with the Quality Control team to ensure that the site is performing correctly and,
for example, by analyzing the log files, identify areas where users are struggling to
locate date or getting lost.