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Stephanie Lemieux – Using Taxonomy to Manage Content Sprawl

Ultimately, your content is the reason users visit your site. Taxonomy can build a structure underneath that content, making it much more dynamic. By employing a layer of taxonomy, your CMS can better understand the relationships between the content. This allows you to easily surface related content, dynamically display bits of information, and improve your users’ experience.

UIEtips: Taxonomy-driven Content Publishing

The term for disorganized content throwing off your user experience is called content sprawl. To help you solve this problem, we’re publishing an excerpt from an article by Stephanie Lemieux and Michele Ann Jenkins of Dovecot Studio Inc. In it, they suggest taxonomies are perfect allies in the mission to tame the content chaos. If […]

Managing Content Sprawl

Information architecture is more than just navigation or structure. Instead, it’s how your users find you, understand you, and continue interacting with your company over time. If flexibility in content publishing is a key goal for your team, then it’s time to try taxonomy-driven design.  On January 9, in her virtual seminar, Managing Content Sprawl, Stephanie […]

9 Seminars Addressing Your Top UX Challenges

During the first half of 2014, you’ll hear the latest thinking from the best speakers in the user experience design community. Get your team into all 9 live seminars from January through June. We have some great presenters and topics lined up for you. With these educational events on your team’s calendar, you’re sure to […]

Seth Earley – SharePoint and the User Experience

SharePoint is a powerful tool, but the complexity associated with it can leave users overwhelmed. Users trying to manage content and share information through SharePoint often experience frustration. Seeing where UX fits within SharePoint isn’t always clear.

UIEtips: Social Tagging and the Enterprise – Does Tagging Work at Work?

Tagging has been around for more than 8 years. The technique, also called folksonomy, is simple: users apply their own words or phrases to content they uncover, leaving a trail back for themselves and for future content seekers. Each tag conveys meaning, giving a path to discovering new content that traditional navigation can’t. Since their […]

Make Search Better for Your Site

Join us January 12 for our next webinar: Leveraging Search & Discovery Patterns For Great Online Experiences, with Peter Morville and Mark Burrell.

SpoolCast: Designing for Facets Followup

A few weeks back we held a UIE Virtual Seminar with Pete Bell and Daniel Tunkelang of Endeca. These guys are the experts we go to when talking about designing for facets. As always, we had a number of excellent questions from the live audience that we couldn’t attend to during the seminar, so I got together with Pete and Daniel to record this podcast and cover a number of those remaining questions.

August UIE Virtual Seminar: Register for Faceted Search, Get the Book for Free

Announcing our next UIE Virtual Seminar – Faceted Search: Designing Your Content, Navigation, and User Interface with Pete Bell and Daniel Tunkelang. Daniel is offering a free copy of his book Faceted Search with every registration. People come to your site to get the information they need, by exploring, discovering, and making comparisons. You want them to successfully […]

UIEtips article: Front End Concerns When Implementing Faceted Search

Faceted search brings us to the next level for easily finding some types of information. We can find cameras within a price range from specific manufacturers. We can quickly locate flights that leave in the afternoon on the airlines we’re collecting miles with. We can easily discover jobs within driving distance that are for companies that we are enamored […]