Flashcards in Contenet Organization Deck (18)
What is an Organizational scheme?
*a classification system that groups similar things together
What does an Organizational structure determine?
*the relationships between the groups
How do groups relate to each other?
What are examples of Organizational schemes
* Shopping mall diagram with store locations
What are the 3 types of Exact organizational groups?
*Alphabetical ( Dictionaries)
*Chronological ( Appointment books)
*Geographical ( Weather maps)
What are the 4 types of Ambiguous organizational schemes?
*Topical ( content by subject)
*Task-oriented ( content by collection of functions, services, tasks)
*Audience-specific ( two or more distinct user groups)
*Metaphor-driven ( shows group by a visual metaphor)
Describe a Hybrid organizational scheme
*Combines multiple organizational schemes
*Schemes must be separated to avid confusion
What are the 3 types or Organizational structures?
*Hierarchy (rank or level)
*Hypertext ( items of information and the links that connect them)
*Database ( bottom-up view)
What is a Breadth of a hierarchy?
*the # of links available at each level
What is Depth of hierarchy?
*the number of levels
What are Broad shallow hierarchies?
*offer many choices at each level
What are Narrow deep hierarchies?
*require many clicks to get to the bottom level
What hierarchy do users prefer?
*Broad shallow hierarchies
Describe Controlled vocabulary
*Predetermined set of terms that describe a specific domain
*There are no synonyms
*Only 1 term describes a concept
*Can help combat the ambiguity of English
Describe a Thesaurus
* Broader terms
* Narrower terms
Describe the Analyze Documents for Objects and Actions technique
* technique to gather content
* examine website for objects (nouns) and actions (verbs)
*examine related paper documents ( manuals, info sheets, brochures)
What are the benefits of card sorting?
*it can reveal how users carry around content in their heads
*cheap to use
* draws out how people organize topics without asking them questions directly