Considerations for Information Architecture Design when designing your SDL BluePrinting

The BluePrint™ design should take into account the entire web presence, starting with information architecture (IA) design. Information architects provide prototype models that include site maps and interactive wireframes. Once the IA is defined, the BluePrint™ design can begin by reviewing prototypes to determine where functionalities and data will live within the website. For example, developing an advanced location finder tool might be in scope for the .COM release. Other business departments launching in the future will want to use this technology, however will not want to be direct descendants of the .COM. Placing this functionality into the right publication within the BluePrint™ allows for reuse, without having to be direct descendants of. COM.