INFORMATION IS POWER Information is power, we must have it ! But how to cope with the volumes? Understanding the complex relationships between classes of objects, has been a priority for science since the beginning. Once the products of nature have been classified, there starts the need for categorization of the product of human mind. Knowledge.
IN A NEW MILLENIUM Storage and classification of knowledge is becoming increasingly difficult due to the proliferation of information and multiple growth of delivery and access paths. Not only humans produce more knowledge - the internet is exploding creative output, even if not yet sufficiently organised - but the patterns of proliferation and exchange are exponential. Well defined taxonomies are now starting to become essential tools used in business to maintain control over data.
TAXONOMY They are the backbone of every intranet, extranet, website and other electronic storage device. The efficiency of their structure determines the success of the information system, and their ability to manage growth.
TAXONOMY: WHAT USER WANTS There is no point asking users what they want because they themselves don’t know” and if you ask then by the time you get it built, theyll want something new.”
TAXONOMY: WHY USER ENGAGE User-innovators are willing to engage because they are looking for exactly the right product. They have relative small user community with heterogeneous needs. They require a great deal of user context information to avoid agency costs, for the enjoyment and learning of innovating. And thus contributes to long term sustainability of the product.
HOW TO DEFINE TAXONOMY Need to capture user needs to improve users (social) engagement and sense of ownership with the project. To identify the technical and social barriers to adoption of that product. Insight into the “profile” of product users, understand their motivation to engage with the project. Understand the impact of the product for users. Understand the barriers of use. Provide a user perspective on the biodiversity informatics landscape.
HOW TO DEFINE TAXONOMY You need to analyze the population vs respondents subjects sites Age Country Position. Need to identify what other virtual research tools are used by the user, how many of them Uses them on a daily basis. Estimate community size. Need to identify the most important communication channels to disseminate communication social platforms like facebook, blogs, article marketing, peer journals, presentations etc.. Study why the users signed-up. Ask them the Motivation to register?
TAXONOMY These all attributes help you to organize taxonomy to engage. For more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxonomy
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