The design of complex information systems often calls for early validation of the proposed classification schemes. Iain Barker offers an evaluation method that may help.
Iain Barker has spent the last 13 years working as a user researcher, usability consultant and information architect for agencies such as Flow Interactive, Step Two Designs, Different, Rufus Leonard and Sapient. While working for Step Two Designs in 2005, he co-authored the Intranet Heuristics Toolkit (www.intranetreviewtoolkit.org). Iain is currently working as a freelance experience architect, user researcher and information architect in Sydney, Australia. He also has a blog - www.simplerisbetter.wordpress.com.