I’m pleased to say that on Monday 28 April I’ll be leading a workshop at Enterprise Search Europe on the subject of Search Interface Design. It’ll be held at the Park Plaza Victoria London, and will consist of a mix of formal presentations, group work and discussion. It’s a chance to discuss with like-minded folks your own challenges in the world of search interface design and usability, and to share ideas, best practices and solutions. I’ve appended a longer abstract below. If you have any queries, just drop me a line.
Hope to see you there!
A key driver for change in the search community is the expectation that search engines should do more than simply deliver ten blue links. It is no longer enough to rely on traditional quantitative metrics such as relevance, speed and precision. Instead, what makes the difference between success and failure is the quality of the user experience.
In this workshop we’ll look at how to:
- Differentiate between various types of search behaviour: known item, exploratory, lookup, learning, investigation, etc.
- Understand the dimensions of search user experience and how to apply them to different contexts
- Apply design patterns and other key resources in solving practical design problems
We’ll include a mix of formal presentations and group discussion to enable delegates to analyse, evaluate and improve the effectiveness of search applications within their own organisation. Join us and bring your own search usability challenges!
- A language for search and discovery
- Tabs, facets & views: getting the interaction right
- Who needs scientific merit when you’ve got sponsors
- Search and the Rorschach ink blot: do you see what I see?
- The Information Architecture of Discovery