IA Summit 2018 Pre-Conference WorkshopTopic(s): taxonomy
Taxonomy is one of those words we hear all the time in our work as experience designers. But what exactly is it? If you have little or no knowledge of taxonomy, this workshop is for you. This introductory workshop will explain what taxonomy is (and isn’t) and what role it plays in creating interactive experiences.
We will start by reviewing taxonomy from the perspective of information science and then translate a few core concepts for our needs in the practice of user experience (UX). At the end of this workshop, participants will know how to design a taxonomy and improve their “game” as an experience designer.
This workshop will cover:
- The steps to create a taxonomy
- Common vocabulary of information science concepts adapted for use in UX
- How taxonomy relates to navigation and search (but is neither of these)
- Taxonomy’s role in content modeling and dynamic publishing (such as content management systems)
About the speaker(s)
Dave Cooksey is an experience designer at Elsevier Clinical Solutions, where he works researching and designing the next generation of clinical information applications. His practice focuses on information architecture, taxonomy, and user research. Dave has been an active member of the IA community for more than 10 years. He co-chaired the 2017 IA Summit and has served multiple times as the Chair of PhillyCHI. When not working, you’ll find him traveling or enjoying a craft beer.