Section 2: Information Architecture Tools - Software, Templates, and More
Within the Information Architecture, Sitemapping Software and Tools section below you'll find software for use in the planning stages and for existing sites, and helpful templates. For more on information architecture, see also Section 1: Information Architecture Articles, Tutorials, Resources, and Books.
Do you know of helpful information architecture tools, some good articles, tutorials, books, or resources related to information architecture? Recommendations are welcome and encouraged!
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Software for Information Architecture, Sitemapping
The software listed below is either specifically for sitemapping and diagramming or will create sitemaps and diagrams as part of its features. Some software is geared for use in the planning stages, while some software is geared for creating sitemaps for an existing site (online or offline).
- Microsoft Visio
Powerful diagramming tool used by many designers/developers to diagram, map Web sites in the planning stages.
“Create flow charts, org charts, network diagrams, family trees, project processes, office layouts - or anything else that can be represented by symbols and lines.” Diagramming application for Mac.
by Electrum Software. Easy to use, terrific sitemapping tool for mapping existing sites or skeleton sites in the process, online or offline. A variety of mapping styles available. Standard and professional versions. Now does Google sitemaps, too. Highly recommended by WebsiteTips.com. For Windows.
Easily create site maps and diagrams with SmartDraw. A variety of templates can be used, or create your own. Economically priced, flexible program. For Windows.
- Xtreeme SiteXpert
SiteXpert creates a variety of sitemap designs for your site as part of its features that also includes a site search, cross-browser and cross-platform compatible Web site navigation schemes, and more.
Related within Web Site Resources:
Information Architecture Templates
- A visual vocabulary for describing information architecture and interaction design
Exceptional diagram templates with helpful explanations and tutorial on information architecture. [Article/tutorial dated 03/06/2002, by Jesse James Garrett.]
- Templates & Stencils for Visio & Omnigraffle
Wireframe template, wireframe stencil, page description diagram template, site map stencil (and template), and more. [Templates dated 12/02/2005, by Garrett Dimon.]
- Visio Stencils for Information Architects
Wireframe, sitemap, flow templates for Visio. [Templates by Nick Finck.]
Books on Information Architecture
Recommended by WebsiteTips.com
Read short reviews and find more book recommendations on Web site-related topics in our Recommended Books, Software section!