If so, we’d like to talk to you. UXLabs has recently begun an InnovateUK-funded project investigating the use of complex search strategies in the workplace, with the aim of producing requirements for the design of next generation search tools. As part of that we are doing some field research interviewing professionals from various sectors, such as:
- Media monitoring and competitive intelligence
- Literature review (e.g. clinical/medical)
- Patent analysis and legal
Do you know of anyone from those sectors who could lend us a little of their time to discuss (and ideally demonstrate) the practical challenges that such professionals face in formulating complex search strategies? If so please get in touch with us at tgr AT uxlabs.co.uk. In return we’d be happy to share a pre-publication copy of any report we produce.
PS: Just in case you’re wondering, by ‘complex search strategies’ we mean either Boolean queries like this: