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.