Project: Taxonomy Redesign
Time in Development: 6 months
I worked as a solo taxonomist on a complete taxonomy redesign for Overstock.com.
My main objectives were to create taxonomy and attribute structures for the categorization of over 5 million items from third-party sellers on Overstock.com for over 30 million unique visitors per month. I analyzed current taxonomy structures for redesign initiatives, managed end-to-end taxonomy redesign projects from design to testing to implementation, and consulted on redesigning top navigation, flyout menus, and overall information architecture of the site.
As part of my duties, I developed taxonomy creation, governance, and maintenance standards, collaborated with large teams comprised of category managers, buyers, SEO teams, product managers, user experience designers and researchers, and developers, and developed workshops and presentations to demonstrate the importance of taxonomy and its ability to affect all parts of the organization.
Project: Greeting Card Taxonomy and Knowledge Organizational System
Client: Kent State University (Graduate school project)
Time in Development: 20+ hours
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The goal of a knowledge organization system is to enhance and improve the overall user experience of the any vast physical or digital archives and assets.
A project of this scope accomplishes its goal through the creation and implementation of a Knowledge Organization System (KOS) that incorporates responsive and adaptable taxonomies, notation systems, and synonym rings which will enhance the overall search and retrieval experience for each user.
This project incorporates all aspects of a full KOS project for a fictional greeting card company.
Project: Giovale Library Research Guides
Client: Westminster College
Tools Used: Mockflow, Google Docs
Time in Development: About 50 hours. Additional testing: 5 hours.
This project centered around creating research guides for the library by employing principles from information architecture and user research. The project incorporated all aspects of user experience design including designing the wireframe and workflow to support the information architecture, conducting user tests, working with iterative design strategies, and outlining the content strategy for future guides.
This project was accepted for presentation at the Utah Library Association's (ULA) Spring Conference in May 2018.
Project: Digital Literacy Initiative for Refugees
Clients: Salt Lake City Public Library, International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Tools used: Articulate 360
Time in Development: 150+ hours