Big Data Is Not the Insight: Slides From Enterprise Search Europe

May 21st, 2013 — 12:42pm

Slides from my talk Big Data Is Not the Insight: The Lan­guage of Dis­cov­ery at Enter­prise Search Europe in Lon­don last week are avail­able for view­ing and down­load from slideshare. The con­fer­ence was a good gath­er­ing of lead­ing per­spec­tives on search in Europe, def­i­nitely one I’d look for­ward to attend­ing again. And of course Lon­don is lovely in May, even when it feels more like win­ter than spring…

Big Data Is Not the Insight: The Lan­guage Of Dis­cov­ery: from Joe Laman­tia

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"Meet the Speaker" Interview for Enterprise Search Europe

April 30th, 2013 — 10:12am

I did a mod­est ‘meet the speaker’ inter­view with the orga­niz­ers of next month’s Enter­prise Search Europe con­fer­ence in Lon­don — it’s pub­lished here:

Here’s an excerpt:

It turns out that you can use a very sim­ple vocab­u­lary to spot and describe com­plex pat­terns in search­ing and sense mak­ing behav­iour, pat­terns that tran­scend typ­i­cal bound­aries like domain of use. You can also design solu­tions using the vocab­u­lary; from the inter­ac­tion design of work­spaces, to the var­i­ous data mod­els and infor­ma­tion struc­tures that under­lie your sys­tem. This com­bi­na­tion of ana­lyt­i­cal and gen­er­a­tive uses is unusual, and I wanted to share it.

And if you’re in the neigh­bor­hood of Lon­don May 13 — 17, and would like to con­nect to talk about search, dis­cov­ery, or related top­ics, ping me — I’d like to meet up with some new folks for my first visit to Lon­don in a few years.

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UX Australia Recording Available

February 19th, 2013 — 11:38am

The audio record­ing of my pre­sen­ta­tion Design­ing Big Data Inter­ac­tions in the Age of Insight from UX Aus­tralia 2012 was just published.

It’s avail­able for direct down­load from the ses­sion page, in the iTunes store, and as part of the pod­cast series for all the ses­sions at UX Australia.

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Enterprise Search Europe

February 19th, 2013 — 11:20am

I’ll be pre­sent­ing recent work around the evolv­ing Lan­guage of Dis­cov­ery at the Enter­prise Search Europe con­fer­ence in Lon­don this May. Tyler Tate — co-author of Design­ing the Search Expe­ri­ence — and I are shar­ing a ses­sion on ‘cre­at­ing effec­tive interfaces’.

In addi­tion to the reg­u­lar ses­sions, Tony Russell-Rose is pre­sent­ing a work­shop titled Search Inter­face Opti­mi­sa­tion (to use the British spelling) on Tues­day that promises to inform and enhance your under­stand­ing of how peo­ple search, and your toolkit for design­ing good search experiences.

ESS is the pre­mier gath­er­ing of indus­try prac­ti­tion­ers active in the search and dis­cov­ery spaces, and the ros­ter of speak­ers looks strong; if you need to engage with or learn some­thing from the com­mu­nity, this is the place to do so.

And Lon­don is won­der­ful in the spring — hope to see some of you there!

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'Designing the Search Experience' Available on Amazon

January 19th, 2013 — 11:53am

Design­ing the Search Expe­ri­ence: The Infor­ma­tion Archi­tec­ture of Dis­cov­ery is offi­cially avail­able for pur­chase from Ama­zon — con­grat­u­la­tions to authors Tony Russell-Rose and Tyler Tate. As I men­tioned in July, I was invited to con­tribute a piece. You can read my con­tri­bu­tion in chap­ter four, “Modes of Search and Discovery”.

Now, go buy the book!

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Strata New York Slides & New Discovery Patterns

November 6th, 2012 — 12:52pm

I’ve posted slides from my pre­sen­ta­tion at Strata to slideshare; they’re avail­able for both view­ing and down­load. I shared quite a bit of new mate­r­ial with the audi­ence at Strata: most notably a new col­lec­tion of mode chains and exam­ple sce­nar­ios cap­tur­ing pat­terns in dis­cov­ery activ­ity in the con­sumer domain, to com­ple­ment our under­stand­ing of and descrip­tive pat­terns for enterprise-centered sense making.

O’Reilly recorded the talk, so I’ll post the video as soon as they make it available.

Thanks to all who attended.

Des­gin­ing Big Data Inter­ac­tions Using the Lan­guage of Dis­cov­ery from Joe Laman­tia

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Presenting "The Language of Discovery" at Strata NY

October 20th, 2012 — 4:02pm

Big data types, visu­al­iza­tion wonks, ana­lyt­i­cal savants, and all those inter­ested in the dis­cov­ery space as the lead­ing cat­e­gory of inter­ac­tion in the Age Of Insight should join me in NY next week for Strata. I’m super excited to be shar­ing the Lan­guage of Dis­cov­ery: A Toolkit For Design­ing Big Data Expe­ri­ences at this East Coast edi­tion of Strata.  If travel and time allow, I’m going to take in some of the NYC Data Week events sched­uled for the same week.

Strata + Hadoop World 2012

Slides and video will be avail­able after the con­fer­ence, but there’s no sub­sti­tute for being there.  And besides, New York is beau­ti­ful in Octo­ber, so what more rea­son do you need to join?

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Sketch notes for UX Australia Talk: Designing Big Data Interactions w/ The Language of Discovery

September 25th, 2012 — 1:53pm

Not one but two sets of sketch notes are avail­able from my UX Aus­tralia talk Design­ing Big Data Inter­ac­tions with the Lan­guage of Discovery!

This set is cour­tesy of flickr user uxmas­tery — a com­plete set of sketch notes from UX Aus­tralia is avail­able here.

Joe Lamantia: Designing Interactions For Big Data

And this set is cour­tesy of flickr user Canned­Tuna — you’ll find the com­plete set of Gary’s sketch notes from UX Aus­tralia here.

Designing interactions for big data in the age of insight, using the language of discovery - Joe Lamantia

Thanks to both note tak­ers for craft­ing and shar­ing these notes!

The lan­yard page gath­ers all the pub­lished resources for this talk:



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Slides from UX Australia: Designing Big Data Interactions and Interfaces Using the Language of Discovery"

September 7th, 2012 — 1:11pm

Slides from my talk at UX Aus­tralia are posted now.


Design­ing Big Data Inter­ac­tions Using the Lan­guage of Dis­cov­ery from Joe Laman­tia

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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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