2013 Main Conference Talk
Users of all kinds increasingly access online data through mobile devices, both in native applications and on responsive websites. As a profession, we’ve eagerly embraced the changes that mobile contexts bring to interaction design. Our approach to higher-level organization, however, is still deeply influenced by the habits we learned from designing for the fixed-width web.
This talk explores the changing role of taxonomy work in the world of mobile application design and development. We will discuss the types of taxonomies used in traditional web work and see how a careful re-envisioning of these tools can lead to a stronger and more flexible mobile-aware development cycle. We will also see how using tailored taxonomy work can be used to create cohesion and consistency across an entire information ecosystem.
About the speaker(s)
Andy Fitzgerald is an independent digital experience designer with applied expertise in design research, information architecture, interaction design, and prototyping. He works with organizations of all sizes to create elegant solutions to complex information problems.
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.