PLUG: Taxonomy Validation Workshop, Gilbane Boston

27 Nov 2009 - 3:26pm
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saturdave
2007

Hey, everyone.

If you're heading up to Gilbane Boston next week, you might be
interested in a half-day workshop on taxonomy validation that Joseph
Busch of Taxonomy Strategies and I are giving. We'll cover various
validation methods, perform some hands-on exercises, and present a few
case studies.

The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 1-4PM. A
description of the workshop is below.

Hope to see you there,

Dave Cooksey
Founder & Principal
saturdave UX Consulting

How to Validate a Taxonomy: Pre-Conference Workshop
Joseph A. Busch, Founder and Principal, Taxonomy Strategies LLC, San
Francisco, CA
Dave Cooksey, Founder and Principal, saturdave, Philadelphia, PA

Taxonomy is the key to being able to supply the appropriate content in
dynamic user interfaces, and supporting information services such as
personalization (e.g., portals), syndication (e.g., RSS feeds), and
harvesting (e.g., search). Taxonomy development and validation is on
the application development critical path. Effective methods to
provide confidence that the taxonomy is good enough to develop against
is very important.

The goal of taxonomy testing is to confirm that a taxonomy will work
for tagging content, publishing content and finding and using content
in user-facing applications. This workshop will discuss taxonomy
validation methods, present case studies that go beyond typical card
sorting, and conduct hands-on activities for participants. The
validation methods include:

• Working with most popular queries,
• Delphi card sorting, and
• Task-based usability.

The workshop will describe metrics for successful task completion and
consensus, and best practices around evaluating validation test
results. Topics covered during the workshop will include:
• Need for taxonomy validation
• Description of typical card sorting methods
• Strengths and weaknesses of typical card sorting methods
• Alternative card sorting methods
• Benefits and outcomes of alternative sorting methods
• Analyzing and presenting results of alternative sorting methods
• Case studies of alternative methods
• Description of task-based test methods
• Strengths and weaknesses of task-based methods
• How to analysis and present results of task-based methods
• Case studies of task-based validation methods

The audiences for this workshop are librarians, information
scientists, information architects, application developers, systems
analysts, quality assurance managers, project managers, and business
analysts.

Comments

28 Nov 2009 - 1:12pm
tonyzeoli
2008

What is Gilbane Boston? Is there a fee for your workshop? Is their a link?

On 11/27/09 3:26 PM, "Dave Cooksey" <dave at saturdave.com> wrote:

> Hey, everyone.
>
> If you're heading up to Gilbane Boston next week, you might be
> interested in a half-day workshop on taxonomy validation that Joseph
> Busch of Taxonomy Strategies and I are giving. We'll cover various
> validation methods, perform some hands-on exercises, and present a few
> case studies.
>
> The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 1-4PM. A
> description of the workshop is below.
>
> Hope to see you there,
>
> Dave Cooksey
> Founder & Principal
> saturdave UX Consulting
>
>
>
> How to Validate a Taxonomy: Pre-Conference Workshop
> Joseph A. Busch, Founder and Principal, Taxonomy Strategies LLC, San
> Francisco, CA
> Dave Cooksey, Founder and Principal, saturdave, Philadelphia, PA
>
> Taxonomy is the key to being able to supply the appropriate content in
> dynamic user interfaces, and supporting information services such as
> personalization (e.g., portals), syndication (e.g., RSS feeds), and
> harvesting (e.g., search). Taxonomy development and validation is on
> the application development critical path. Effective methods to
> provide confidence that the taxonomy is good enough to develop against
> is very important.
>
> The goal of taxonomy testing is to confirm that a taxonomy will work
> for tagging content, publishing content and finding and using content
> in user-facing applications. This workshop will discuss taxonomy
> validation methods, present case studies that go beyond typical card
> sorting, and conduct hands-on activities for participants. The
> validation methods include:
>
> € Working with most popular queries,
> € Delphi card sorting, and
> € Task-based usability.
>
> The workshop will describe metrics for successful task completion and
> consensus, and best practices around evaluating validation test
> results. Topics covered during the workshop will include:
> € Need for taxonomy validation
> € Description of typical card sorting methods
> € Strengths and weaknesses of typical card sorting methods
> € Alternative card sorting methods
> € Benefits and outcomes of alternative sorting methods
> € Analyzing and presenting results of alternative sorting methods
> € Case studies of alternative methods
> € Description of task-based test methods
> € Strengths and weaknesses of task-based methods
> € How to analysis and present results of task-based methods
> € Case studies of task-based validation methods
>
> The audiences for this workshop are librarians, information
> scientists, information architects, application developers, systems
> analysts, quality assurance managers, project managers, and business
> analysts.
>
>
>
>
>
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