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A short presentation on designing a simple taxonomy for a company's website. Done as a part of Teaching assistantship course.

A short presentation on designing a simple taxonomy for a company's website. Done as a part of Teaching assistantship course.

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  • 1. DESINING A TAXONOMY FOR A COMPANY’S WEBSITE BY ARAVIND
  • 2. WHAT IS A TAXONOMY? Knowledge Organisation System Practice and Science of Classification
  • 3. A MORE CONTEMPORARY EXAMPLE?
  • 4. HOW TO DESIGN A TAXONOMY? The Nerd’s way Step 1: Determine Purpose & Objectives Step 2: Determine Scope/Content Audit Step 3: Review User Considerations Step 4: Compile & Select Sources Step 5: Compile Candidate Terms Step 6: Determine Categories Step 7: Create Labels for Categories Step 8: Develop Hierarchical Structure Step 9: Create References Step 10: Gather Feedback & Refine Taxonomy A) Steps in Desining Taxonomies B) User Related Activities 1) Identify your target users 2) Identify your user’s information needs C) Make use of Tools -> World Map Taxonomy Management Tool (http://www.wordmap.com) Synaptica (www.synaptica.com)
  • 5. A SUITABLE ANALOGY - ARRANGEMENT IN A SHELF! Accessibility Grouping Aesthetics Planning Frequency of Use
  • 6. THERE’S AN EASY WAY Card Sorting Technique 1) Open Card Sorting  For category identification 2) Closed Card Sorting  For testing and evaluation Lets identify categories for Ikea Ikea designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture (such as beds, chairs and desks), appliances and home accessories
  • 7. LEARNING ACTIVITY TIME
  • 8. Living Room Sofas Armchairs TV Furniture Coffee Table Cabinet Bed Room Beds Bedroom Wardrobe Mirror Dressing Table Kitchen Kitchen Cabinet Wall Shelves Kitchen Sink Dining Room Dining Tables Dining Chairs Dining Sets Stools Workspace Office Chairs Bookcases Work Lamps Drawer Units
  • 9. WHAT HAVE WE LEARNT? Some Theory Basics of Taxonomy Design • Principles and Design Steps • Users and Information Needs • Tools Practical Know-how Card Sorting • Identifying Categories • Evaluation