Categorization structure designed by and for users
Business users as primary taggers/content contributors
Business users (or their constituents) as their primary consumers.
User for both (or either) primary or secondary categorization:
Primary: Navigation, Management
Secondary: Search, Tagging
Method of organizing materials by subject/topic metadata (fixed vocabulary)
Express hierarchical relationships
Emphasis on subject context
- BT and NT relationships
Through Taxonomy Realizing Information Architecture
Method Definition Facet-based Information categorized into multiple taxonomies or “stackonomies” based on unique but pervasive characteristics including topic, function, etc. Wines by region France > Alsace Wines by type White > Chardonnay Wines by price Subject-oriented
Information categorized by subject or topic.
Instantive - each child category is an instance of the parent category
Partitive - each child category is a part of the parent category
Water pollution, Soil pollution, Air pollution … Functional Information categorized by the process to which it relates Employment , Staffing ,Training, Product Development Human Resources, Marketing, Accounting, research… Information categorized by corporate departments or business entities. Organizational Presentations , Expense reports, Press releases … Document Type Information categorized by the type of document Taxonomy Categorization Schemes Digging deeper into Examples