Taming Taxonomy: A Practical Intro (Tips & Tools for Creating Structure with the User in Mind)

A session at UX Cambridge 2013

Thursday 5th September, 2013

3:45pm to 5:00pm (GMT)

Is the word "taxonomy" intimidating? You bet, but taxonomy is a crucial structural element to consider for optimal digital information environments. In this fun, informal, beginning / midlevel practitioner-focused presentation, Los Angeles area information architect and taxonomy nerd Alberta will share:

A Beginner's Case Study - designed to provide an implementable, understandable roadmap to creating a user sensitive taxonomy

A Tool Demo - highlighting an easy-to-use and cost effective resource to get you started creating taxonomies

A Peer to Peer Learning Activity - where your questions about Taxonomy will be answered by the speaker & the collective wisdom of the group

Attendees of this session will leave understanding the benefits of creating taxonomies that are both relevant for users and practical, and will gain applicable knowledge that will prepare them to take a swing at taxonomy themselves.

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Alberta Soranzo

the small things, they matter a lot™. e2e service design director at @lbgdigi. lowercase intentional. usual disclaimers apply.

Alberta’s relationship with interfaces begun when she was a child in Italy and was employed as a human guinea pig by Olivetti. Since then, she has not stopped testing, critiquing, and making things better.

She has been based in the US for 15 years, and is manager of user experience and strategy at the Center for Health Policy Research at UCLA. She specializes in the development of visual frameworks that support retrieval of information across large data sets and develops strategies, workflows and interfaces for public health. Her current projects focus on statistical analysis online query tools and survey data retrieval visualization, and she is passionate about simplicity, findability and user journeys. Alberta also consults on strategy and IA for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.

When she’s not spending time with her family or working, you can usually find her on Twitter or playing ice hockey. Notable skills: concision, sarcasm and the best musical taste on the wrong side of the Atlantic.

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UX Cambridge 2013

England England, Cambridge

4th6th September 2013

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Time 3:45pm5:00pm GMT

Date Thu 5th September 2013


Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College Conference Centre

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