September's meetup will center around the topic of Taxonomy. We'll start with a talk from Gary Carlson and continue discussion over networking. The event fee is $10, the venue provides pizza and beverages.
About Our Speaker
It's exciting to have meetup members share their expertise, and we couldn't be happier than to hear from Gary Carlson. His talks and classes at Taxonomy Bootcamps and UW iSchool have been big hits. If taxonomy is your topic, this is your night!
Gary Carlson on Taxonomy:
All too often, we have found that user experience and UX design work is not well connected to taxonomy and metadata development efforts, even though both are highly interrelated. For example, a design might be proposed that needs segmentation of content by user role, but there may not be metadata associated with content that captures user role, resulting in the need for detailed review of content and hand coding to create the experience.
In this presentation we will talk about how we have married the two design and development processes assuring that the experience design and metadata and taxonomy infrastructure are synchronized and integrated. The end result is that the experience design team builds designs which are sustainable and manageable using available metadata and that the metadata and taxonomy team has full access to the design considerations that drive their work. We’ll highlight the key integration points in the dual development processes and show a few examples from recent projects.
Gary Carlson has over 20 years of experience as a taxonomist, consultant, project manager, product manager, and information manager working for small to Fortune 100 companies. He has worked extensively on major information and knowledge management projects and products spanning taxonomy tools, search, auto-categorization, SharePoint 2010 implementations, expert systems, content management, governance and overall information infrastructure.
We're a community of information architects, librarians, usability experts, user experience designers, developers and other like-minded people. Our casual networking event is open to anyone, so bring a friend or a group. We welcome both those that are hiring and those looking for work.
We often invite speakers and provide topic themes for the evening. All are encouraged to bring something to discuss -- recent work, an interesting topic, or even your resume. We often troubleshoot for each other, share great tools and helpful advice.
Keep the event affordable by becoming a sponsor or bringing a sponsor on board. Contact the Organizers, Isaac Pattis or Misty Weaver, for more information!