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AUCKLAND UX Gym Workshop: Information Architecture

Learn one of UX design’s most fundamental skill sets: how to organise the information in a digital product or service so that it makes sense to real people. This course takes you through a human-centred design approach to making digital content findable and understandable.

Course description

Learning how to organise, describe, and present the information in your website or app is one of the fundamental skills that make up UX design. Information architecture (IA) is the glue that holds complex digital products together and enables users to navigate and make sense of them. This course teaches a user-centred approach to identifying the language, taxonomy, navigation and categorisation that enables people to effectively use your product or service. You will learn the theory behind effective information architecture design and throughout the day you will put this into practice as you design your own information architecture for a digital product.

The course covers:

  • Fundamental theory behind information architecture design
  • Components of a digital product or service that affect information architecture
  • Common strategies people use when searching for information and navigating a digital product or service
  • Human-centred design methods used when designing or redesigning information architecture
  • How information architecture and content audits are performed
  • Human-centred design methods used when testing the effectiveness of a digital product or service’s information architecture
  • Common ways information architecture is documented

During the course you will:

  • Reverse engineer a complex website to learn all the components that make up a product’s information architecture
  • Practise using card sorting to identify user’s mental models of how they organise and label content
  • Design an information architecture for a website from scratch
  • Validate your information architecture using tree-sorting and usability testing

Course outcomes

On completing the course you will:

  • Be able to test the effectiveness of a digital product or service’s existing information architecture
  • Be able to use human-centred design methods to discover how to best organise and label your content to make it understandable and discoverable
  • Be able to design navigation schemas that best suit your actual users or customers
  • Be able to design and document information architecture for a new product or service

In addition you receive:

  • A certificate of completion if you attend the whole course and complete all the practical and theory portions of the course.
  • Access to full online notes for the course and access to our community Slack channel to tap into the expertise and experience of our course alumni and facilitators.

What do you need?

You will need a laptop with the Chrome web browser installed. We provide all other necessary materials for this course.

On the day

We start at 9:30am and wrap up at 4:30pm with an hour for lunch at 12:30pm. Lunch is not provided, but we do provide coffee and healthy snacks.

Who is it for?

All are welcome and no prior knowledge is required to do this course. However, the course is primarily aimed at:

  • Digital designers and design graduates
    Web, interaction, and UX designers who want to add information architecture to their skill set.
  • Product owners, project managers, strategists, and analysts
    Senior practitioners who want to gain a better understanding of how Information Architecture impacts digital user experience.
  • Developers
    Developers who want to build on their UX skills or learn how to work better with their UX colleagues.


Note: DA Friends are eligible to register at the Unwaged Rate

This event is independently organised and operated by UX Gym. For any queries, please contact them directly.


June 11
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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UX Gym


30 Pollen Street
Auckland, New Zealand
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