Z515 Spring 2015

Metadata and Information Architecture

In Glushko’s book, he mentioned several ways to describe an object. For example, if you describe a song, you could pull out the name of the singer, songwriter, length of the song, the name of the album, the content of the song, lyrics, beats per minute, etc. For a ultimate particular, you can describe it in many ways, and these metadata would help to structure information. For example, for a website of songs, these data could help to structure how a music site want to group their music and structure the information architecture. But as there are so many ways to describe an object, it is important to know what the users are, what’s their goal and what do you want to see to find out what kind of metadata would help to better navigate the site. A holistic overview and analysis of the metadata helps to explore the possibilities, finding the right ones to design matters too.

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This entry was written by elliexu and published on March 5, 2015 at 3:07 am. It’s filed under Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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