/ Talks (DEPRECATED) / Building Product IA Through Metadata-driven Models
Data models and taxonomies have a lot in common, and a data model can be an extremely useful way to integrate yourself into the product development process and make sure the product is implementing good IA from the ground up. Learn the basics of what makes up a data model, why companies use them, and how you can bring your IA knowledge and best practices to influence them. I’ll also walk through a case study for a specific product, and how I directly influenced the data model to improve the end user experience and navigation.
As a content strategist, Leah Catania defines the content strategy for complex pharmaceutical supply chain products, including the help documentation and product information architecture. She also has extensive experience with usability testing and building document designs. She received her MA in Professional Writing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Outside of work, she spends most of her time at the barn with her horse.