Who am I?
- I’m an information architect, currently working on browse development and taxonomy management at Amazon.com.
- I’m obsessed with making it easier for people to find what they’re looking for.
- I love (borderline less-than-three kind of love) data and data visualizations.
How did I get here?
I have my MSLIS from the Pratt School of Information and Library Science.
My coursework there included (but was not limited to):
- information organization
- metadata standards
- usability (including usability studies for the Institue for General Semantics and the Media Ecology Association)
- digital archives (including the creation of an archive for the Dalton School Oral History Project).
During my time at Pratt, I worked at the circulation desk at the Diamond Law Library at Columbia University, interned in the Research Department at the New York Times and ultimately started a content management position at AOL. Shortly upon starting at AOL, I was pulled into a major (and awesome, in my opinion) taxonomy project of which I was the lead taxonomist by the time I left in July 2011 to come to Amazon (and Seattle).
Also, feel free to e-mail me at ashleykmarty at myzeitgeist dot com.