Around this time last year I gave a talk at AMR 2012 on the topic of Understanding and Designing for Consumer Search Behaviour. Since then I’ve been working with colleagues Joe Lamantia and Stephann Makri on an overview paper that summarises the work and illustrates its application to a well-known social media platform. I’m pleased to say that this paper is now finally available as an extended blog post (below) and as a rather more convenient pdf. As always, comments & feedback welcome
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Since founding UXLabs I’ve been involved in all sorts of design projects: both large and small, from simple to complex, start-up to corporate. In that time I’ve noticed some practices that seem to work well, and an even greater number that don’t. In this post I summarise a few as slightly tongue-in-cheek ‘myths’ of the UX design process. I should point out that the specifics here refer to UX projects that involved some element of search or information discovery, but the principles themselves apply much more broadly.
Just in case you missed it, here are the details of the latest issue of Informer, which came out today. As usual, lots of good stuff, with great mix of feature articles, research pieces and conference reviews. For further details see the Informer website. Or if you fancy becoming a contributor, get in touch!
Informer: Autumn 2013 Issue Out Now!
By Udo Kruschwitz
… and ECIR 2015 will be held in …hold on, let’s first look at past events before we look ahead.
This summer was packed with IR-related events. It all started with SIGIR 2013 in Dublin. Dublin seems to be one of THE places for organising conferences right now with ECIR and SIGIR now over and MMM and COLING coming up soon…
The official announcement has yet to go out, but here’s a quick preview of the final programme for Search Solutions 2013. Don’t forget that the deadline for early bird registration ends on Wednesday, October 31st. Hope to see you there!
Last month I announced the line-up for Search Solutions 2013, to be held at BCS London on Weds November 27. This year we’re also offering a Tutorial Programme, which will run the day before (November 26). The programme consists of six half day-tutorials:
- 09:30-13:00 Designing Search Usability, (Dr. Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs)
- 09:30-13:00 Patent searching: focus on Asian patent information frameworks, (Jane List, Extract Information Limited)
- 09:30-13:00 Multimedia Information Retrieval frameworks, (Prof. Stefan Rüger, Open University)
- 14:00-17:30 Evaluating Search: designing effective user-centred evaluation frameworks, (Dr Sharon McDonald, University of Sunderland)
- 14:00-17:30 Information resources for the search community, (Martin White, Intranet Focus Ltd)
- 14:00-17:30 City Search: An evolution of search to incorporate city data, (Veli Bicer, IBM Research Ireland)
I’ve appended further details of my tutorial below. Full details of pricing and registration will be available on the Search Solutions website shortly. Hope to see you there!
I know the official publicity isn’t due to go out for a little while just yet, but here’s a sneak peek at this year’s lineup for Search Solutions 2013. For those unfamiliar with the event, it is described as:
… a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in web & enterprise search. In contrast to other major industry events, Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive, with attendance strictly limited. The programme includes presentations, panels and keynote talks by influential industry leaders on novel and emerging applications in search and information retrieval.
As last year we’ll be preceding the event with a tutorials day on November 26, which will offer conference attendees and local participants a stimulating and informative selection of practical training courses reflecting current topics and state-of-the-art methods in search and information retrieval. More on that later! Meanwhile, here is the provisional programme thus far: