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KMF 050706With thanks to Zach Wahl of PPC 1 Taxonomy Definition Definition: A hierarchical organizational structure for the classification of concepts or things A good taxonomy is: Intuitive Consistent Simple
KMF 050706With thanks to Zach Wahl of PPC 2 Zack says, Identify the Business Case Define the audience Define the audiences mission What should the taxonomy do for the Web sites users? Who/what are we? Why are we part of the Forum? Why would we use the Web site? So…
KMF 050706With thanks to Zach Wahl of PPC 3 Zack says, Keep Your Audience in Mind Recognize that users may think about and look for information in different ways Use familiar vocabulary and organizational schemas to ensure a logical browsing experience So… How would you use the KM Forum Web site to find information? What terms and scheme would you use to find information on the KM Forum Web site?
KMF 050706With thanks to Zach Wahl of PPC 4 Categorization Schemes MethodExamplesDefinition Facet-basedWines by region France > Alsace Wines by type White>Chardonnay Information categorized into multiple taxonomies or stackonomies based on unique but pervasive characteristics, including topic, function, etc. Subject- oriented Water pollution, soil pollution, air pollution… Information categorized by subject or topic, with each child category is either instance of parent category or part of it Easiest Hardest FunctionalEmployment, training, staffing… Information categorized by its processOrganizationalAccounting, human resources, marketing… Information categorized by corporate departments or business entities Document TypePresentation, expense report, press release… Information categorized by the type of document