This introductory taxonomy workshop will introduce the uses for taxonomy, how to develop, review, and test a taxonomy. We'll talk about the different types of taxonomies, such as hierarchical and faceted, relationships, and best practices for developing and managing. We will learn about the different uses of taxonomies and how they complement navigation and search.
This session will give you a good foundation to talk about taxonomy at work and dive in to creating taxonomies. You'll have resources for learning more on your own, too.
This workshop will be part lecture and part hands on exercises. You'll be working in small groups to create a taxonomy and see how differing opinions impact taxonomy.
In preparation, before the workshop you'll need to set aside about 4-5 hours to do a content audit for taxonomy terms. You'll receive instructions approximately 2 weeks in advance. The workshop will start with the expectation that you are ready to collaboratively work on revising the taxonomy with other attendees.
The cost of the workshop is $40 and will include a light dinner (choice of sandwiches and drinks) and snacks.
About the presenter
Theresa Putkey is the founder and principal consultant at Key Pointe Consulting. She applies content strategy, IA, and taxonomy to solve problems within a content management or digital asset management environment. With more than 15 years experience and expertise, Theresa brings a valuable external perspective to each project. She holds a Master's of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.
As a content strategist, she applies her skills and passion for content and structure to produce great user experiences that meet business needs. She focuses on bridging the communication chasm between business leaders and developers and now acts as a liaison between stakeholder groups with divergent interests and drivers.
She's built a lot of taxonomies and wants to help others learn the skill to improve their careers and their companies.