Sample Organizational Structures for Content

Information architecture is the practice of deciding how to organize, structure, and label content for a website, application, or other interface to support usability and findability of the information that the interface contains. More simply, information architecture is about helping people understand their surroundings and find what they’re looking for, and it forms a foundation for good user experience.

This document includes selected examples of organizational structures used by particular websites (see their navigation menus, sub-menus, or page-level categories, for example) or taxonomies employed by particular projects or websites. Note that these are illustrative examples only; we cannot endorse any as “model” examples that meet their particular users’ needs.

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