SeSAM information architecture

SeSAM (Search Situation based Architecture and Method) is a framework for technical communicators to identify what content end users of a technical product need and how that content shall be organized in deliverables for efficient retrieval. SeSAM is built on eight pre-defined search situations and user goals and the information that is likely to be needed to reach the goal. SeSAM also provides an architecture to organize content to make it accessible for users.

The SeSAM architecture is built on the knowledge of how users are searching and what questions they ask when using technical products. The main objective of SeSAM is to allow technical communicators specify usable manuals that are easy to find information in. SeSAM is built on the assumption that the same architectural approach can be used regardless of type of technology. Thus SeSAM supports the notion of standardizing as a principle for usability.

SeSAM content can of course be managed with DITA. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
OASIS sites: OASIS | Cover Pages | | AMQP | CGM Open | eGov | Emergency | IDtrust | LegalXML | Open CSA | OSLC | WS-I