This topic is very interesting because I am taking Experience Design this semester. I have to read a lot of papers in Experience Design field every week. Even though now it’s only the beginning of this semester and I am just a beginner at both Information Architecture and User Experience, I can feel a connection between Information Architecture and User Experience so far. The User Experience class didn’t mention a lot of Information Architecture, but from the two projects we did in the last 2 weeks, I can see these two projects all involve Information Architecture. One project is to redesign the Google calendar, another one is to redesign a blog. Both of them have one thing in common that is to rearrange the elements of the calendar/blog to improve the user experience which I think this part is Information Architecture. This reminds me of one statement from the reading that Information Architecture is one part of the User Experience.
I think after I gain more knowledge from Information Architecture, I can use these knowledge to go back to redesign my projects in Experience Design class to create a better user experience. Hopefully, I can apply what I learn in these two courses in relation to each other and look forward to explore more this semester.