Nathaniel Davis

I’m an independent analyst that advises on information architecture and UI organization diagnostics. I help digital design teams improve how they architect, design, and manage application user interfaces in environments of complexity and scale.

I have over 20-years of professional experience in web architecture, strategy, structure, and design. I have first-hand experience in independent consulting, startups, agencies, and spent more than a decade submerged in the operations of complex enterprise web environments. My perspective is 360 degrees.

“thrive in the face of complexity with the use of solid frameworks and conceptual tools.”

I advise managers and practitioners on how to thrive in the face of complexity with the use of solid frameworks and conceptual tools. I bring a rigorous perspective on coordinating people and process around the architecture and design of complex web user interfaces.

My core competencies include:

Research & Science

I participate in the discourse about information architecture with occasional contributions to theory, science, actionable research, and reliable models that can be used in practice.

My scientific interests include investigating informational patterns and developing frameworks that improve application UI design and socio-organizational dynamics.

My research is branded and published under DSIA Research.


I write the information architecture column for UXmatters and have contributed articles for the Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology and UXBooth. I’m currently writing a book on the subject of information architecture theory for Chandos Publishing, an imprint of Elsevier.