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Navigating Spaces: an information architecture case-study

Information Architecture

A short exercise to visually represent the structure of existing digital space through the visual cues it provides to aid navigation, by drawing similarities between the visual and organisational patterns.

Advisor: Stacie Rohrbach

In his book “Image of the City”, Kevin Lynch describes landmarks, nodes, districts and paths as visual elements that help improve the legibility of a physical space—that is, the degree to which its parts can be organised into a recognizable pattern.

I realised these terms could be extended to the navigational structure of the site. The final poster makes clear this relationship between the visual and structural elements. 

Initial cognitive model of the space upon which the final piece is based. It breaks down the core building block of the site to a course page, and details the ways in which it can be accessed. Full documentation of process here.

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