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Description

The role of an information architect is to organise virtual information spaces (websites, blogs, social networking profiles, content managers, etc.) to help users to understand and access content.

The information generated on the Internet or produced inside an organisation needs to be as orderly and organised as possible if it is to be used efficiently. Companies typically have a corporate website which everyone can access, but they will also have an intranet for staff where various types of content can be viewed and stored. All this open or closed access information has to be structured according to clear guidelines to facilitate its access and use, especially when the number of people who have to consult, edit or delete it is high.

To draw a parallel with the profile of a traditional architect, an information architect can be defined as the person responsible for designing and creating a 'virtual building' where content and information about a range of topics is stored. They have to define which spaces are open to users and which are restricted, what content to include in the main pages and secondary ones, what the browsing and access system will be, how information will be labelled, the order of priority for the publication of new content, etc.

In short, they are the professional who makes it as easy as possible for users to understand and assimilate information and carry out tasks in an information space.

Tasks

The duties performed by an information architect are listed below:
  • Set the company's mission and vision through its website by identifying the balance between the organisation's objectives and the needs of potential customers.
  • Decide on the information content and technical functionalities to be included in the website.
  • Define the way and means by which people gain access to the information.
  • Provide access to information through the design and construction of indices, classifications, taxonomies, information retrieval systems, site maps, etc.
  • Facilitate information searches by describing metadata (data about other data) and site search engine optimisation in order to make the website more visible on the Internet.
  • Identify website project requirements and schedule its various stages and tasks.
  • Conceptualise virtual space by modelling the potential user, conceptual design of the site, style and image, content organisation, browsing system and access to the site.
  • Design the structure of the content that is to fill the website.
  • Implement a virtual prototype, test and evaluate it and monitor and maintain it.
  • Put in place the conceptual and technical means that enable scaling of the virtual space.


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