NOTE: This workshop has a FEE of $350. To attend, you must register for the workshop. You can do this when you register for the conference or at a later date.Workshop Description:
A good taxonomy is one that meets the needs of its users. A great taxonomy is one that also anticipates the future needs of its users and the long-term goals of the organization for which it is being designed. There are a lot of considerations that go into designing a successful taxonomy, such as the business goals of the organization, the needs of end users, the needs of internal stakeholders, the technical systems at play, government or financial compliance issues, budget cycles, marketing goals, and more! This is true for e-commerce, government, portal, and other information-rich projects.
This workshop will cover the basics of designing and building successful taxonomies. The content is based on hard-won lessons working with many different taxonomies and organizations.
This workshop will include:
- What taxonomies are
- A taxonomy taxonomy: An overview of the terms and concepts used in taxonomy and ontology design and building
- Taxonomies in the wild: The roles that taxonomies play in real-life scenarios
- Where to start and how to execute your taxonomy project: Gathering requirements, how to design your taxonomy, how to build your taxonomy, how to test and measure your taxonomy
- The role of governance, training, and maintenance: How to plan for long-term success of the taxonomies.
Participants will walk away with a rich understanding of taxonomies and the process for designing and building them. This will be a hands-on workshop which will allow participants to experience first hand many of the details that go into the whole process. At the end of this workshop, participants will be more than ready to attend the afternoon’s taxonomy workshop, More Than Words: Enterprise-Level Taxonomy and Content Architecture
with Michele Jenkins and Stephanie Lemieux.