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The Containerization of Information Places

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September 24, 2015 9:00 AM

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

When creating digital places nowadays, information architects usually choose between two approaches. Either they duplicate information and interaction for each place, so that it is available in the right context. This may lead to problems like maintenance in the long run. Or they choose not to repeat information but link to it from other places, which lets users lose their context.

This workshop introduces the principles and methods of an alternative approach: the Container Based Information Architecture. It is based on the idea of packing content and interaction into containers which then can be stacked to digital places like websites or apps. Those containers can then be reordered, reappear, or adjust their appearance and function based on the place’s context. This approach has proven valuable for companies like The Guardian in order to keep up with information delivery as well as handling internal workflows and processes.

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