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Contribution to Designing the Search Experience

July 15th, 2012 — 12:18pm

Search and dis­cov­ery is a ubiq­ui­tous and under-addressed ques­tion in the user expe­ri­ence and inter­ac­tion design domains, so it’s very excit­ing to see for­mer col­league Tony Russell-Rose and co-author Tyler Tate take it on their new book, Design­ing the Search Expe­ri­ence. I men­tion this for two rea­sons: first, because I expect it to be a good book. I’ve col­lab­o­rated directly on a num­ber of papers and projects with Tony (includ­ing the ini­tial artic­u­la­tion of the Lan­guage of Dis­cov­ery), and he has the rare abil­ity to syn­the­size strongly research-based and the­o­ret­i­cal per­spec­tives with a thor­ough under­stand­ing of inno­v­a­tive indus­try prac­tice. And Tyler’s work speaks for itself :)

Sec­ond; I’m excited to be a con­trib­u­tor. Tony and Tyler have gath­ered a num­ber of rec­og­nized and respected prac­ti­tion­ers and voices in the search and dis­cov­ery arena, and it’s a priv­i­lege to be invited. My piece appears in chap­ter 4, and is a thor­ough read­out of how we’ve used the modes of dis­cov­ery to drive prod­uct design. I hope you find it interesting.

Design­ing the Search Expe­ri­ence is due for pub­li­ca­tion in the fall — look for the announce­ment, and then get ready to buy!

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