Taxonomy Workshop

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

Project Services

Taxonomy Building

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.

Implementation Support

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.

Foundational Assessment

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.

User Research

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.