Recorded at the LA UX Meetup event on 8/23/12. Jod has also been kind enough to share his "Designing beyond the Device" presentation from Thursday evening. It can be found on SlideShare at: http://www.slideshare.net/joddo/designing-beyondthedeviceslidesharejk
"Tips & Tools for Creating Structure with the User in Mind"
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 event, Los Angeles area information architects and taxonomy nerds Alberta and Jessica 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 speakers & 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.
Word to the wise: NSFW references to body parts and the F-bomb might or might not make a guest appearance.
Jessica DuVerneay - Information Architect @ The Understanding Group
Alberta Soranzo - Manager of User Experience & Strategy @ UCLA Center for Health Policy & Research, Sr. Information Architect @ RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights