Factor can provide full or half-day instructional workshops at your organization, covering the basics of information architecture as it applies in an enterprise environment. Topics covered include:
- Intro to key concepts in taxonomy and ontology
- Card sorting activity
- Intro to taxonomy design
- Intro to taxonomy and metadata governance
- Best practices that anyone can use in their day-to-day work
Factor will build or update taxonomies, navigation, and navigation-related facets based on the IA Models and the agreed-upon scope. Scope will include the number of taxonomies, amount of testing, and number of sources to be used.
Governance Planning & Training
Governance and maintenance of taxonomies and metadata are essential for data quality and long-term project success.
Factor will participate in the implementation process in either an advisory role or as a full participant. This is generally scoped as a set of hours that Factor will be available to answer questions, provide additional research, or participate in meetings.
The quality and effectiveness of an information model depend on an in-depth understanding of the information supply chain. Areas of focus in our assessment include analytics, competitors, taxonomy/metadata, SEO, technical systems, user experience, and governance workflows.
An understanding of user mental models and information-seeking behavior is a critical input for information modeling.
Factor’s user research capability combines the best quantitative and qualitative approaches to develop a deep, unaided understanding of user information behavior, motives, needs and goals.
Information Architecture & Modeling
Factor creates a number of models that define different aspects of the information architecture. These models are “blueprints” that describe scope and structure of the navigation, taxonomies, metadata, or content.