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User Research for Taxonomy Design

There's a serious gap in writing about taxonomies and user research: It all focuses on validating decisions you've made after you've already put a draft together, but user research can help you make the right design decisions in the first place. This guide takes you step-by-step through the process of designing a study, executing on your plan, and integrating the findings into your design process, so you can make sure you're building the right taxonomy for your users, every time. Rachel Price and Sarah Barrett wrote this as a companion piece to their presentation, "Leveraging User Research for Taxonomy Design," in our capacity as the User Research Team at Factor. We hope you enjoy it!