Nathaniel is the Founder of Methodbrain and has over 25-years of experience working in UI architecture, design, and engineering. Nathaniel served as Manager and Director of Information Architecture for Prudential Financial, where he spent 15-years mastering UX- and UI-based information architecture and site structure in the enterprise. Nathaniel has worked for multiple Web startups, advised as an independent digital consultant, and owned and operated a marketing and communications firm.
Nathaniel is a leading advocate for the advancement of information architecture as an area of research and practice. In 2010, he established the DSIA Research Initiative, where he continues to explore his research interests and curates the only active glossary on information architecture. He investigates various aspects concerning information theory and how it translates into science, workable software, and methods that improve human interaction in complex information environments.
Nathaniel’s research also includes applying information architecture theory to improving the organizational dynamics of UI design organizations. His work in this area has culminated in an extensive framework for managing UI team activities and operational functions.