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Information Architecture Fundamentals: Make Information Findable and Usable

More information is being produced than ever before. That information needs to show up in an endlessly changing set of devices and interfaces. How to organize it all? How to make it discoverable across systems? Enter information architecture (IA), a discipline focused on making information findable and understandable.

In this workshop, we’ll explore the many concepts of IA that help us make sense of our information spaces. Using tried and true techniques and activities, we’ll practice how to make information easy to find, navigate, and understand. We’ll go beyond site maps and tagging to discover the magic of classification, structure, organization, search, taxonomy, and labeling.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate the components of information architecture

  • Apply techniques and concepts to current work projects and environment

  • Build a plan for updating an existing interface to be more understandable and stable

Who should attend?

Anyone who is (or wants to be) involved in designing interfaces

  • Content strategists

  • Designers

  • Product managers

  • Developers

Full-day workshops available for in-house teams or at an upcoming event:

December 10, 2019
Location TBD in the Washington, DC Metro Area


$499 per person
$450 per person for 3 or more people from the same company (For more than 5, we recommend an in-house workshop)


  • Coffee, morning and afternoon snacks

  • Worksheets and templates for ongoing use

  • 30 days of consultations after the workshop

About the Facilitator

The workshop is facilitated by Carrie Hane, the founder and principal strategist of Tanzen. For 20 years, Carrie has helped organizations rethink how they create, manage, and connect content and digital systems. Throughout her content strategy practice, she has served as an in-house web leader and agency content strategy practice lead, working with all types of clients. She is also the co-author of Designing Connected Content: Plan and Model Digital Products for Today and Tomorrow (New Riders, 2018).

What others have said about Tanzen workshops

“This was the nuts and bolts session that I needed and is extra relevant for me and my org as we're in the middle of a WCMS selection and migration.”

“Carrie helped us understand what we are currently doing and what we can do differently, more importantly, changes that we can start doing now.”