This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Introduction and Tutorial to UX Sitemap: UI UX Design | Miro | 2021" by Ari Pxl
TLDR Creating a sitemap is crucial for mapping out the structure of a website or app, improving its architecture, and providing a high-level view of page relationships and components for a better user experience.
Design and Collaboration Features in Miro
Creating a sitemap using Miro allows for easy collaboration and sharing with team members, clients, and stakeholders.
Users can add a custom color to their text or shape elements in Miro, providing flexibility in design choices.
Users can easily control the appearance of arrows connecting cards in Miro, including the option to choose different arrow types, colors, and thickness, allowing for customization and visual clarity in the sitemap design process.
Grouping objects in a sitemap can help ensure that they move together when making adjustments, improving the overall organization and structure of the design.
Creating a decision indicator using a rhombus shape can help identify when user input or action is required in order to proceed in the UI/UX design process.
Copying and pasting styles in Miro can save time and ensure consistency in design elements.
Importance and Benefits of Sitemaps
Sitemaps provide a high-level view of the structure of a website, app, or platform, showcasing the hierarchy and relationship of each section and helping users navigate through the content.
While smaller projects may not require a sitemap, every medium to large project can benefit from having one to provide a high-level view of page relationships and components.
Creating a sitemap is crucial in mapping out how customers navigate a website and improving its architecture for a better user experience.
Conducting a content audit is crucial to understand the overall size of a project and determine the approach for a new website.
Tools and Techniques for Sitemap Design
Sketching is a valuable tool in the design process as it allows for quick concept creation without getting too attached to ideas.
Different methods such as card sorting, tree testing, A/B testing, and user testing can be used to test and validate sitemaps, providing valuable insights for improving the user experience.
Color coding different sections in a sitemap can help in categorizing and understanding the various components of a website.
The use of post-it notes as cards in the sitemap allows for easy categorization and rearrangement of content.