Amy is Etsy's taxonomist, here to improve the categories and subcategories on the site to make shopping on Etsy more user-friendly. Taxonomy is just a fancy word for classifying and organizing information, and taxonomists often play a key role in organizing web content, especially in e-commerce settings.
She has been working on drafting new and revising categories for each of the 31 main categories. The goal of these revisions is to make browsing the categories and subcategories more intuitive and accessible to shoppers, eliminate redundancy, clarify vocabulary, and add categories that will aid in the shopping experience. She would be so happy to get feedback on the proposed changes as an important step in validating this work.
If you would be interested in viewing her pdf file and provide feedback on the proposed changes, please contact Bill and he can send it out to you.
Please keep this in mind when viewing it...
- On the left, you'll see the Art category as it currently appears on the web site.
- On the right, you'll see the proposed future category organization.
- The middle column contains reasoning behind term deletion.