A content audit is making an inventory of all content in a digital product, either of an existing application or a future application. We mostly perform a content audit on existing content-heavy applications. A content audit in itself yields a large list describing all content of a product. The content inventory can form the basis for restructuring the content of an application in a redesign project. Content audits are performed early in the process, before designing functionality or form, to ensure a content-first approach.
Conducting a content audit really helped us to get a detailed overview of the content in our application and brought us many insights that influenced our design decisions