IA Summit 2018 Main Conference TalkTopic(s): inclusive design, information architecture, metadata, navigation, taxonomy, techniques, and UX
A global online community necessitates the exchange of content from many sources and across languages. Advances in the semantic web and linked data enable the aggregation of diverse content. Multilingual content provides potential for a richer information set while adding a layer of complexity to our projects. As information architects, we need to structure multilingual content to support its successful presentation and delivery. As user experience designers, we need to provide innovative designs that facilitate exploration of that content. How do different data modeling, linking, and ontology decisions affect the UX design? How can IA and UX support each other?
We’ll focus on two specific areas:
- Structuring multilingual source content and enabling multilingual authors to contribute to a repository
- Designing wayfinding that supports navigating, exploring, and understanding content in sites that are sourced from multiple languages
Drawing from our experiences in the digital humanities space, we’ll discuss real world examples for:
- Data modeling strategies, ontologies, taxonomies and metadata that support a flexible, scalable multilingual information management system
- Several multilingual data-driven interfaces and what they reveal about the challenges or opportunities in harmonizing multilingual content
- Patterns for displaying and navigating to content that is provided in different languages
About the speaker(s)
Kate Blanch is a data architect with Design for Context, a UX design consultancy in the Washington, DC area. Kate has over 10 years of experience in data and digital resource management, business intelligence, and systems administration. She specializes in scalable metadata management, open access, interoperability, digital asset management, and linked data and semantic web projects. Kate possesses a wealth of hands-on experience designing flexible metadata schemas and data architectures that can successfully support both business processes and usability. Kate holds a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design in Fine Arts and Digital Design.
Janette Shew is a user experience designer with Design for Context, a UX design consultancy in the Washington, DC area. Janette has over 15 years of experience in business systems, and has been working for the past 8 years specifically in the area of user experience research and design. She uses strategic design thinking to create intuitive and thoughtful user experiences that bring business objectives and user goals together. She has worked on a wide variety of projects in the federal and commercial arenas, including health and wellness, insurance, transportation, and entertainment. She holds a Certificate in User Experience Research, Design, and Usability from California State University, Fullerton.
Rachel Sengers is a user experience designer with Design for Context, a UX design consultancy in the Washington, DC area. Rachel has designed Web-based applications, software, and sites for a variety commercial and government clients, and specializes in creating intuitive, usable interfaces for complex tasks and workflows. She helps clarify project goals, plans how users will accomplish their tasks, specifies details of the user interface, and helps support development. Rachel has a graduate certificate in Information Design from the University of Baltimore, a B.S. in Advertising Design and a B.A. in East Asian Studies from University of Maryland, College Park.