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Business Evolution and Website Development

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Where do you see your business in 90 days, 1 year, 2 years?
How will answer to this question affect planning for information architecture?

Question: Where do you see your business in 90 days, 1 year, 2years?
Information Architecture should be scalable. Some thought should be given to future growth on the site. Content categories should be broad enough to encompass additional items. Alternately, the design of the architecture should not be so complex that it will be burdensome to review when your client requests additions of new content and features.

What business problem will the site address?
What do you want to accomplish?
How will answers to this question affect planning for information architecture.

What business problem will the website address?
What do you want it to accomplish?
Information architecture should reflect the goals the client sets for the website.vIf the site primarily to promote awareness of their brand, or is it a major source of sales revenue? If your client wants the site to announce the strong partnership program that they are building, the labels linking to these sections of the site should be clear.

What is the general level of expertise and experience of the end users?
How will answers to this question affect planning for information architecture ?

What is the general level of expertise and experience of the end user?
Some of the most useful navigation features and also the most complex ones. If site users are knwon to be fairly new to internet experiences, you many need to include a tutorial for a search engine, or use more than an icon to link to the site map. Savvy web users will be aware that there will be multiple ways to navigate to a particular page, and will find abundant hyperlinks throught out the site. There are other similar usage concerns that should be investigated and tested on real users.

Are there integration requirements with legacy systems and is there a budget for them?
How will answers to this question affect planning for information architecture.

Are there integration requirements with legacy systems and is there a budget for them?
If employees, wholesale customers, suppliers, Investors or end users have established patterns of using existing systems, your client may choose to keep legacy systems in place. Information architecture for the site should not make it any more difficult for these stakeholders to carry out their jobs or procedures. Information architecture needs to seamlessly integrate current programs and make it easy for users to find what they need.