Nathaniel Davis


Nathaniel Davis is an independent analyst that advises on information architecture and design architecture operations. He helps organizations improve their ability to architect, own, and manage application user interfaces in environments of complexity and scale.

Nathaniel has more than 20-years of professional experience in web architecture, strategy, structure, and design. He has first-hand experience in independent consulting, startups, agencies and has spent more than a decade submersed in the operations of complex enterprise web environments. His perspective is 360 degrees.

As an architect’s architect, Nathaniel advises and coaches product managers, experience architects, design leads, and design teams on how to thrive in the face of complex project engagements with the use of solid frameworks and conceptual tools. He brings a rigorous perspective on coordinating people and process around the architecture and design of complex web user environments.

Nathaniel’s digital leadership competencies include:


Nathaniel is committed to improving the field of information architecture by contributing theory, actionable research, and reliable models that can be in practice. His scientific interests include investigating unique patterns relating to information and applying insights to develop reference frameworks that improve human-computer interaction (HCI) and socio-organizational dynamics in the field of UI design.

“applying insights to develop reference frameworks that improve human-computer interaction (HCI) and socio-organizational dynamics in the field of UI design”

Nathaniel’s research is branded and published under the DSIA Research Initiative.


Nathaniel writes the information architecture column for UXmatters and contributes articles for the Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology. He is currently writing a book on the subject of information architecture for Elsevier, under the Chandos Publishing imprint.


Nathaniel serves as the Director of Information and Content Architecture at Prudential Financial and is a founder and of the IA Foundation.

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