Taming Taxonomy: A Practical Intro
"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
7:00 - Registration and reception with food & beverages provided by Ticketmaster
7:20 - Welcome message and Ticketmaster announcement
7:30 - Community announcements & introduction of the two speakers
7:45 - Presentation begins
8:30 - Peer to Peer Learning Activity
9:00 - Closing message
9:15 - After party location will be announced shortly
Parking is located in Fresh and Easy Lot, at 7021 Hollywood. Blvd. The entrance to the lot is on Sycamore Ave (just off of Hollywood). Parking will be free and ticketmaster/livenation will validate tickets at the event. Guests will be directed to the event space upon their arrival at 7060 Hollywood.
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Sponsor: @Ticketmaster, @TMCareers , @LiveNationJobs
The event space, parking, food and beverages have been kindly donated by Ticketmaster.
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