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I’m pleased to announce the line up for EuroHCIR 2014, which will be held at BCS London on September 13. This event is the fourth HCIR event to be held outside of the US, and as such represents a critical point in the development of the HCIR community in Europe. We’re just in the process of finalizing the programme, which will include 7 presentations, a keynote speaker and an evening social. We also hope to include an interactive group session in the afternoon – more on that later. In the meantime, I’ve appended the full list of accepted papers below. More details on the EuroHCIR website. Hope to see you there!

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In case you missed it last time (since it filled up pretty quickly), there’s another chance to catch my faceted search tutorial in London on May 14. I’ll be presenting a full day course called Search Usability: Filters and Facets, which provides detailed coverage of the key topics along with a variety of new practicals and group exercises.

It’s also very competitively priced from just £180 per person – contrast that with a rate of ~£550 a day for this comparable offering!

For further details and registration, see the UKeIG website. In the meantime, I’ve appended further details below.

Hope to see you there!

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No April fools from me today but instead just a quick heads up that on Sunday April 13 I’ll be presenting a tutorial at ECIR 2014 in Amsterdam called Designing Search Usability. This is part of a programme of tutorials offered that day, so there are lots to choose from.

The course represents a wholesale revision of my original tutorial, updated to accommodate new concepts and exercises drawn from the book “Designing the Search Experience: the Information Architecture of Discovery”, published by Morgan Kaufmann in December 2012.

For further details and registration, see the ECIR 2014 website. In the meantime, I’ve appended further details below.

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ESE 2014

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.

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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!

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tabletappsI’m about to start a research project with some academic colleagues from the HCI community in the area of touch-based applications. What we want to create isn’t a game as such, but it contains game-like elements in that it needs to support:

  • the creation and deletion of ’tiles’ that can be dragged and dropped over a canvas
  • grouping, stacking and labelling of tiles
  • the ability to pan, zoom and manipulate the canvas

We are not aiming to create a product here – that will come much, much later (if at all). Instead, what we want to do is find/create a platform that allows a distributed team of researchers (who are technical but *not* developers by training) to rapidly experiment with interaction design ideas with the minimum fuss, ceremony & learning curve. So our immediate questions are:

  • Can we achieve this as a browser-based web app? (in a previous life I’ve developed Java applets, but that was many years ago & have no idea whether that is still a good solution)
  • Is it better to develop a native app? If so, which platform best fits the criteria above (iOS? Android? Surface?)
  • Is there any other possibility we’ve missed?

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Just a quick heads up that on Sunday 28th July I’ll be presenting a tutorial at SIGIR 2013 in Dublin called Designing Search Usability. This is part of a programme of tutorials offered that day, so there are lots more to choose from. Personally I wouldn’t mind attending the Building Test Collections course as well (a topic that always presents particular challenges when addressed from within an commercial environment).

The course represents a wholesale revision of my original tutorial, updated to accommodate new concepts and exercises drawn from the book “Designing the Search Experience: the Information Architecture of Discovery”, published by Morgan Kaufmann in December 2012.

For further details and registration, see the SIGIR 2013 website. In the meantime, I’ve appended further details below.

Hope to see you there!

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ESE 2013

Just a quick shout out that on Tues May 14 I’ll be leading a workshop at Enterprise Search Europe on the subject of Search Interface Design. It’ll be held at the Hilton London Olympia, and will consist of a mix of formal presentations, group work and discussion. Above all, 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!

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