Knowledge Management Technology to Improve Learning Outcomes

Learning Ecosystems should be designed to not only present educational information, but to truly promote learning. There are many factors that improve learning outcomes within learning ecosystems, but two of those factors most strongly impacted by knowledge management technology are … Continue reading

Designing Your Taxonomy to Fit Your Use Case: Common Taxonomy Use Cases (Part 1)

At EK, we’ve designed countless taxonomies for our clients over the years. These taxonomies are reflective of each individual client’s content and needs, and provide direct business value. One of the keys to our success is that before we even … Continue reading

Applying The Five Laws of Library Science to your Next Taxonomy or Digital Product

The rate at which we are producing new information is unprecedented. Each year our ability to capture and create information becomes easier. As a result, the need to find information becomes more and more important. Designing the structure of information … Continue reading

Using Facets to Find Unstructured Content

What does ‘faceted navigation’ mean to you? For web-savvy individuals, it’s a search experience similar to that which you would find on Amazon. Facets primarily allow an individual to quickly sort through large amounts of information to locate a single … Continue reading

The Value of Taxonomy: Why Taxonomy (Still) Matters

After decades of taxonomy design consulting, I’m still amazed that some organizations doubt the value of effective enterprise taxonomy design. Though knowledge and information management technologies, as well as associated search technologies have changed, the core business value and use … Continue reading

Optimizing Your Search Experience: A Human-Centered Approach to Search Design

Designing a search solution requires an understanding of how people think, what they want, and how they go about getting what they want. You can implement the most technically sophisticated search tool for your organization, but if you’re not configuring … Continue reading