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: http://lanyrd.com/2012/ux-australia/sxbtz/



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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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Speaking at UX Australia on "Designing Big Data Interactions For Big Data In the Age of Insight"

June 17th, 2012 — 2:08pm

I’m speak­ing at this year’s UX Aus­tralia event in Bris­bane, pre­sent­ing a talk titled “Design­ing Big Data Inter­ac­tions For Big Data In the Age of Insight Using the Lan­guage of Dis­cov­ery “(that’s a mouth­ful…!).  The full descrip­tion of the talk is here.  The com­plete pro­gram is avail­able here, and includes a good mix of well-known UX thought lead­ers and new speakers.UX Australia Session Description

I’m look­ing for­ward to finally see­ing Aus­tralia in per­son; I was booked for the 2010 UX Aus­tralia edi­tion, but had to can­cel in order to fin­ish my move from Ams­ter­dam back to the U.S., and I’ve been bummed about miss­ing a great excuse to take a very long flight to the other side of the planet :)



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Slides for UXLX talk "The Language of Discovery: A Grammar for Designing Big Data Interactions"

June 3rd, 2012 — 12:40pm

I’ve posted the slides from my UXLX talk on the Lan­guage of Dis­cov­ery. Thanks to a few days spent fea­tured on the slideshare home­page, they’ve clocked over 60,000 views in the past week!  In com­bi­na­tion with the buzz from the audi­ence for the talk, I think this shows there is broader aware­ness and appetite for answers to the ques­tion of how design­ers will make big data acces­si­ble and ‘engageable’.

From the prac­ti­cal per­spec­tive, if you’re look­ing for a way to describe dis­cov­ery and sense mak­ing needs and activ­i­ties, there’s no bet­ter resource than this.  And the LOD is well-grounded from the method­olog­i­cal and research per­spec­tives, hav­ing roots in HCIR, cog­ni­tive sci­ence, and a num­ber of other aca­d­e­mic dis­ci­plines that con­tribute to the toolkit for under­stand­ing human inter­ac­tion with infor­ma­tion and dis­cov­ery activity.

I hope the lan­guage of dis­cov­ery is part of that big­ger pic­ture of how cre­ators of inter­ac­tions and defin­ers of expe­ri­ences shape the new tools peo­ple use in the Age of Insight.

The Lan­guage of Dis­cov­ery: Design­ing Big Data Inter­ac­tions from Joe Laman­tia

Also, the Lanyrd page for the talk aggre­gates the slides, sketch notes, and point­ers to some other resources.

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Sketchnotes for UXLX Big Data Talk

May 27th, 2012 — 12:37pm

Sketch­notes from my UXLX talk are posted. Thanks to the crew at Lives­ketch­ing for cre­at­ing these, and shar­ing them (this photo is cour­tesy of flickr user visu­alpunch).

As I’m sure you can see by the level of den­sity, I was mov­ing quickly to cover a lot of ground…!

Sketchnotes for "The Language of Discovery: A Grammar for Designing Big Data Interactions" - Lightning talk by Joe Lamantia


The com­plete set of sketch notes from UXLX is avail­able as a set on flickr here.

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