Stephanie Lemieux – Using Taxonomy to Manage Content Sprawl

[ Transcript Available ] Ultimately, your content is the reason users visit your site. Taxonomy can build a structure underneath that content, making it much more dynamic. By employing a layer of taxonomy, your CMS can better understand the relationships between the content. This allows you to easily surface related content, dynamically display bits of information, and improve your users’ experience. Stephanie Lemieux discusses her approach to taxonomy in her virtual seminar, Managing Content Sprawl. In it she shows how to bake taxonomy into your content model and information architecture. During the live seminar, the audience had a bunch of great questions for Stephanie. She joins Adam Churchill for this podcast to answer some of those questions. When you start a taxonomy, how do you deal with legacy content? Are there tools available to make this process easier? Is there an open source CMS that supports hierarchical taxonomies? How do you do dynamic pages in SharePoint? Are there drawbacks or limitations to using a taxonomy? Recorded: February, 2014 [ Subscribe to our podcast via ?This link will launch the iTunes application.] [ Subscribe with other podcast applications.] Full Transcript. Adam Churchill: Welcome everyone to another edition of the SpoolCast. Last month Stephanie Lemieux joined us to present her virtual seminar, “Managing Content Sprawl.” Stephanie’s seminar along with over 120 others that teach the tools and techniques that you need to create great design is now part of the UIE User Experience Training Library, something we’re calling UIEs All You Can Learn. In this seminar, Stephanie explains that information architecture is more than just navigation or structure. It’s how your...

UIEtips: Taxonomy-driven Content Publishing

The term for disorganized content throwing off your user experience is called content sprawl. To help you solve this problem, we’re publishing an excerpt from an article by Stephanie Lemieux and Michele Ann Jenkins of Dovecot Studio Inc. In it, they suggest taxonomies are perfect allies in the mission to tame the content chaos. If flexibility in content publishing is a key goal for your team, then it’s time to try taxonomy-driven design. On January 9, Stephanie will show you how when she presents our next virtual seminar, Managing Content Sprawl. Here’s an excerpt from the article: If you’re using a taxonomy to tag your content, you can really begin to leverage its structure to not only keep your site fresh and reduce manual content management, but also to simplify the way users navigate your content. Taxonomy-driven content publishing (also referred to as search-driven display) allows you to dynamically retrieve and display content on a page based on specific taxonomy or other structured fields enabled within your content. A content display block (or entire page) is programmed to perform a search on one or more taxonomy tags or other fields selected in the configuration. This content is dynamically loaded when the page is accessed, eliminating the need for a content manager to manually assign the content to a particular page. Read the article Taxonomy-driven Content Publishing How does your organization use taxonomy to manage content sprawl? Tell us about it...

Managing Content Sprawl

Information architecture is more than just navigation or structure. Instead, it’s how your users find you, understand you, and continue interacting with your company over time. If flexibility in content publishing is a key goal for your team, then it’s time to try taxonomy-driven design.  On January 9, in her virtual seminar, Managing Content Sprawl, Stephanie Lemieux will show you how. Join us for this seminar if you: Want to create dynamic content that works across devices, contexts, layouts, and user networks Realize that you don’t have to be bound by physical structures—especially in SharePoint Are ready to make your content more meaningful, helpful, and flexible Save your team’s spot, and kick off the year with one of our most popular presenters. Or, register your team for all 9 virtual seminars in the first half of 2014.  ...

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During the first half of 2014, you’ll hear the latest thinking from the best speakers in the user experience design community. Get your team into all 9 live seminars from January through June. We have some great presenters and topics lined up for you. With these educational events on your team’s calendar, you’re sure to maximize your core knowledge and skills. Jan 09 – Taxonomy & Findability with Stephanie Lemieux Jan 30 – Wireframes with Chris Farnum Feb 20 – Content Strategy with Ahava Leibtag Mar 13 – Mobile Design with Josh Clark Apr 03 – Lean UX: A Deep Dive with Joshua Seiden Apr 17 – The Four Pillars of Information Design with Noah Iliinsky May 15 – Design Team Collaboration with Dan Brown Jun 05 – Responsive Design Workflows with Ben Callahan Jun 26 – The Product Roadmap: Where Product Management and UX Meet with Bruce McCarthy Sign-up Once. Pay Once. All live seminars January through June 2014. Register...