Tag Archives: TOC

Reference vs. Learning in a Bottom-up Information Architecture

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Bottom-Up Information Architecture Q and A

Do reference and learning require different organization in a bottom-up information architecture? This is another in the series of posts addressing questions from my TC Dojo webinar on Bottom-up Information Architecture. Q: Is there a difference in looking for a specific information fact (such as the depth of the Manicouagan crater) versus a search for understanding… Read More »

The role of the TOC in a bottom-up information architecture

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Bottom-Up Information Architecture Q and A

Is there still a place for a TOC in a bottom-up information architecture? Yes, but its role is different. This is another in my series following up on the questions asked in my TC Dojo webinar on bottom-up information architecture. Q: Is the TOC dead then? I’m used to structuring content based on an analysis of… Read More »

Readers Don’t Classify their Experience

In Web Organization is not Like Book Organization, I said that the TOC does not work at a large scale. It is worth talking a little more about why it doesn’t work, because it has important consequences for many of the navigational schemes that people propose for the Web and other large information systems. The reason… Read More »