Taxonomy

Structuring content in ways that are intuitive to your users is always a challenge. Interpretation, analytics, and marketing goals can all affect how we refer to different types of content. Find out how taxonomy relates to technology, marketing, and usability in these informative seminars.

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Andy Fitzgerald

Language Arts for the Lizard Brain

You’ll learn…

  • Understand the brain’s two modes of interrogating the world around us
  • Discover the role of context in the meaning we assign to words
  • Grasp the salient thresholds at which the message we’re trying to convey “clicks” … or crumbles
  • Learn the ways you can leverage this knowledge to make better design decisions in the work you do
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Abby Covert

How To Make Sense of Any Mess

You’ll learn…

  • Illustrate problems and solutions with diagrams that go beyond wireframes and sitemaps
  • Find the best taxonomy for your users through testing and iterating on your taxonomic choices
  • Choose the best tools and processes that help you make sense of complex subjects and situations
  • Communicate with your users consistently through controlled vocabularies
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Stephanie Lemieux

Tagging with Folksonomies in a Taxonomy World

You’ll learn…

  • Expose tags through effective approaches such as tag clouds, faceted tags, and clustering
  • Encourage your users to create helpful tags using automatic suggestion or type-ahead features
  • Explore the good and bad from popular folksonomy implementations, like LibraryThing, Buzzillions, SharePoint, and Amazon
  • Develop proven strategies for implementing tagging inside of enterprise systems, such as a recent project from Raytheon systems
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