Nathaniel Davis


Nathaniel Davis is an independent researcher and practitioner that advises on information architecture, content architecture, and digital experience operations for large-scale environments. He helps organizations improve their ability to architect, own, and manage human user interfaces in environments of complexity and scale.

Nathaniel has more than 20-years of professional experience in Web architecture, strategy and design. He has first-hand experience in independent consulting, startups, agency and has spent over a decade submersed in the operations of complex enterprise Web environments. As a result, his perspective is 360 degrees.

As an architect’s architect, Nathaniel advises and coaches managers, experience architects, design leads and their teams on how to master 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 digital interfaces.

Nathaniel’s digital leadership competencies include:


Nathaniel is committed to improving the field of information architecture by contributing theory, actionable research and reliable models for use in practice. His scientific interests include developing descriptions for and uncovering patterns relating to information and using insights to develop reference frameworks for improving human-computer interaction (HCI) and organizational dynamics.

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 Web Content at Prudential Financial and is the co-chair of the 2018 Information Architecture Summit.

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