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n. ~ The structure and interrelationship of information, especially with an eye toward using business rules, observed user behaviors, and effective interface design to facilitate access to the information.

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Information architecture is frequently used in the context of websites. It covers how the underlying information is organized and how users gain access to that information.

Citations:
(Quass 2000) Information architecture can be seen as four interrelated architectural views, namely information architecture, business architecture, application architecture and technology architecture [citing Finnerman]. This view is based on the Zachman framework. An architectural approach provides operational definitions as a part of its common business terminology and therefore facilitates common business rules enforcement mechanisms [citing Finnerman]. Business architecture provides a start for business process redefinition and improvement, as it requires defined business process models.