Exploring multidimensional tagging frameworks
Tagging is a tool which has tremendous potential for data organisation, but the lack of inbuilt structure can also end up creating a chaotic pool of data which is difficult for people to process. This talk explores how adding multidimensionality to the user tagged data can enhance the usefulness and usability of tagging systems through;
- Problems with scale and weighted lists
- Issues surrounding Homonyms and synonyms
- Organic vs artificial structure
- Mass categorisations and cultural differences
This presentation will discuss these issues and suggest a few practical starting points for using multidimensional tagging in real projects.
Scott Parsons is an experienced user experience and web design professional who has worked in NZ, UK and Australia for many media and advertising companies. He specialises in usability and user centered design, while keeping up with future trends and web design techniques.