Is there still a place for a TOC in a bottom-up information architecture? Yes, but its role is different.
This is another in my series following up on the questions asked in my TC Dojo webinar on bottom-up information architecture.
Q: Is the TOC dead then? I’m used to structuring content based on an analysis of user tasks, presenting the product secondarily. That becomes the structure? Where do you put the topics?
A: In a very real sense, it is top-down architecture that has killed the TOC. Bottom-up architecture might actually save it, but in a different form and playing a different role.