Charles will will be presenting one session and one workshop at the X-Pubs Conference on June 22-24, 2008 – London, United Kingdom:
How to Master Taxonomy and Information Architecture (Session)
What’s so important about Taxonomy and Information Architecture?
You wouldn’t build a bridge or a house without a plan, why would you build your document set or website without one? The combination of a well thought out IA and a good Taxonomy structure forms the core of a plan that enables you to meet your users needs. It defines how your users will find the information they’re looking for in the information you provide them and helps you to keep it up to date and accurate.
This session will show how to design information (looking at both print and online examples) to improve the usability of your information and make your customers happier. Learn what to do when starting out (or starting over) to improve the customer experience by improving usability and ‘information findability’.
How to Master Taxonomy and Information Architecture (Workshop)
Building on the information presented in the session How to Master Taxonomy and Information Architecture we will work through examples and exercises which will help you learn how to redefine your information set from a users point of view.
You will learn how to look at your information in order to:
- analyse its contents
- organise it to improve findability
- look for likely keywords in your information
- visually organise it so that it can be quickly understood