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Lesson 1

Applying the Web Interaction Model

This will examine the first three layers of the Web Interaction Model,
  1. Signs and Metaphors,
  2. Information Architecture, and
  3. software,
to help you now understand how these components work within the model.
We will look at network and hardware requirements later in this course; specific details on how a Web team plans and delivers the elements necessary for each of these layers will be detailed in later courses in this series.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
  1. Describe how the terms Signs and Metaphors apply in the Web interaction context
  2. Explain how Information Architecture is used to organize design information
  3. Explain how Web navigation applies the principles of Information Architecture to access information on a Web page
  4. Explain the software layer and its components
  5. Describe server-side and client-side applications
  6. Describe how a database is used for storing other software files or components
  7. Describe the advantages of bundled software solutions
In the next lesson, you will learn how Signs and Metaphors are used in the Web interaction context.