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What is an example(s) of taxonomies in interface design? What are the benefits? What are the drawbacks?

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closed as not a real question by Rahul Dec 1 '11 at 12:30

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Thats a very generic question,can you elaborate a little ? – Mervin Johnsingh Nov 30 '11 at 22:13
Sounds like a homework question to me. – Kris Dec 1 '11 at 6:41
Hi Tala, welcome to UX! Please add more information about what kind of taxonomies you're looking for? What problem are you trying to solve? – Rahul Dec 1 '11 at 12:31
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Taxonomy is basically 'organizing and categorizing information'.

In terms of interface design, you need to know what the interface is interacting with. The advantage of the taxonomy is you have a structure to design for.

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