As Information Architects, we get called into projects to structure, organize, and optimize complex information systems to meet business and user goals. All too often, however, these systems are plagued by unwritten assumptions and tacit rules. Domain Modeling is an activity designed to uncover and create a shared vision of the conceptual information space—the “”Domain”—in which an organization and its users operate.
This full day, hands-on workshop will situate domain modeling in IA project contexts and interactively walk participants through two equally important domain modeling phases: identifying, defining, and validating the core concepts in the subject domain in question, and then mapping and validating the principal relationships between those concepts. We’ll close the session with a discussion of putting domain models into action and using them to drive and align project activities and outcomes.
About the speakers
Andy Fitzgerald is an independent Information Architecture and Content Strategy consultant with applied expertise in structured content design and knowledge graph engineering. He works with mission-driven organizations to craft information design solutions that communicate complexity clearly, align business and user goals, and scale effectively over time.
Prior to forming his own practice, Andy held design and director positions with Frog Design and Deloitte Digital where he tackled the problem of effective communication in complex information spaces for a wide range of client organizations in healthcare, education, financial services, retail, entertainment, and transportation. Andy is an active member of the IA and experience design communities and has spoken and led workshops at UX and IA conferences all over the world.