By Joe Lamantia on Oct 18, 2013
- Inventing Discovery Tools
- Visual Discovery Tools: Market Segmentation and Product Positioning
- Logic versus usage: the case for activity-centered design
- A Taxonomy of Enterprise Search and Discovery
We continue to identify new frontiers for the language of discovery - I'm looking forward to sharing some of this work soon.
Last week, in a presentation titled "Big Data Is Not the Insight: The Language of Discovery" I had the opportunity to share our evolving perspective on discovery and its relationship to big data with the audience at the Enterprise Search Europe conference in London. Our point of view is rooted in our (ongoing) deep research into discovery needs and activities in both enterprise and consumer domains, and it is always exciting to share our latest understanding and insights.
We've published the slides and materials shared at the conference, and welcome dialog about everything we've shared; the big ideas and fundamental concepts, the detailed findings, the implications for people active in the discovery and business analytics space, our recommended best practices for creators of discovery tools and solutions, etc.
I've included the description of the presentation from the conference program to complement the slides.
The oncoming tidal wave of Big Data, with its rapidly evolving
ecosystem of multi-channel information saturated environments and
services, brings profound challenges and opportunities for the design of
effective user experiences that UX practitioners are just beginning to
engage with in a meaningful fashion. In this coming Age of Insight,
'discovery' is not only the purview of specialized Data Scientists who
create exotic visualizations of massive data sets, it is a fundamental
category of human activity that is essential to everyday interactions
between people, resources, and environments. Search is the gateway to
discovery, and thus is indispensable as a capability.
To provide architects and designers with an effective starting point for creating satisfying search and discovery experiences this session presents a simple analytical and generative vocabulary for understanding how people conduct the broad range of discovery activities necessary in the information-permeated enterprise, and defining the search experiences they need.
Specifically, this session will present:
Exploring the emerging space of discovery interactions, analytics, and sensemaking.