Here are the slides from the talk I gave at the Open University‘s Knowledge Media Institute last week, as a guest of KMi professor (and IRSG colleague) Stefan Rueger. KMi are working on some fascinating projects and it was a pleasure to discuss these and ideas for future proposals with Stefan and colleagues Enrico Motta, Simon Buckingham Shum and Anna de Liddo. I very much hope to continue the conversation with these individuals.
In the meantime, enjoy the slides. I did provide an abstract for the talk, but it was rather generic and doesn’t really do them justice: the focus of this particular deck was a more detailed review of information search strategies (aka ‘Modes of Discovery‘) and, more importantly, some examples of the sort of design techniques and solutions that can be applied to support them. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t believe our perspective on Modes of Discovery is the finished article, and as such I welcome critical feedback. But it does provide a useful lens for studying and understanding human information-seeking behaviour and a valuable framework for the development of suitable design solutions.
As usual, some of the builds don’t come out quite right on Slideshare, but I can always make the ppt available if people want to see the original.