early in the site design, many companies take a single stage of the process, called writing "HTML". Everyone jumped in and built the site. No one has the patience to do research or planning strategies. Fortunately, after a few years of painful lessons, more and more people realize that it is a very difficult task to design a website, and it needs a step by step information architecture development process.
phase of the study is to look at existing background materials, and start with the strategic group meeting, the goal is to get a better understanding of the objectives and business context, existing information architecture, content and key users. Then a series of studies were conducted to explore the information ecology.