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How to interpret your card sort results Part 1: open and hybrid card sorts

This article explains how to interpret and analyze the results from open and hybrid card sorts using OptimalSort from OptimalWorkshop.

Understanding and refining choreography for your information architecture

An article about one of the most important complementary elements of information architecture, choreography. Often overlooked, choreography is basically the...

How to define and refine ontology

Ontology is a big part of developing an information architecture. Read on to see some examples (including one lesson we learned at Optimal Workshop!), and find...

The information architecture of libraries part 2:  Library of Congress Classification

We're taking another look at libraries and information architecture. In this second part of the series, it's the Library of Congress Classification system's...

The information architecture of libraries part 1:  Dewey Decimal Classification

We take a look at one of the most popular library classification systems: the Dewey Decimal System! See what we found in our card sort, and have a play around...

Website review: IKEA US

We put the IKEA US website to the test (tree test, that is!) using Treejack. Read on to see how we did it and the findings we came up with in the end.

10 information architecture traps we all fall into: Part 2

In part 2 of this series, Ashlea discusses 5 more information architecture traps that we can all easily fall into and how to avoid them.

10 information architecture traps we all fall into: Part 1

Whether you're a beginner UXer or a bit more experienced, it can be super easy to fall into any of these 10 information architecture traps.

Best practices for creating a tree test

Thinking of creating a tree test for your information architecture? Make sure you read these best practices before you get started!

Website review: ASOS

This week we used Treejack and OptimalSort together to test ASOS — a giant online shopping website for clothing and accessories. Check out what we found here!