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Strata New York Video: Designing Big Data Interactions With the Language of Discovery

December 6th, 2013 — 12:41pm

I’m late to mak­ing it avail­able here, but O’Reilly media pub­lished the video record­ing of my pre­sen­ta­tion on The Lan­guage of Dis­cov­ery: A Toolkit For Design­ing Big Data Inter­ac­tions from last year’s (2012) Strata con­fer­ence in NY.

Look­ing back at this, I’m happy to say that while my think­ing on sev­eral of the key ideas has advanced quite a bit in the past 12 months (see our more recent mate­ri­als), the core ideas and con­cepts remain vital.

Those are, briefly:

  • Big Data is use­less unless peo­ple can engage with it effectively
  • Dis­cov­ery is a crit­i­cal and inad­e­quately acknowl­edged aspect of sense mak­ing that is core to real­iz­ing value from Big Data
  • Dis­cov­ery is lit­er­ally the most impor­tant human/machine inter­ac­tion in the emerg­ing Age of Insight
  • Pro­vid­ing dis­cov­ery capa­bil­ity requires under­stand­ing people’s needs and goals
  • The Lan­guage of Dis­cov­ery is an effec­tive tool for under­stand­ing dis­cov­ery needs and activ­i­ties, and design­ing solutions
  • There are known pat­terns and struc­ture in dis­cov­ery activ­i­ties that you can use to cre­ate dis­cov­ery solutions

I’ve posted it to vimeo for eas­ier view­ing — slides are here http://www.joelamantia.com/user-experience-ux/strata-new-york-slides-new-discovery-patterns for those who wish to fol­low along - enjoy!



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Discovery and the Age of Insight

August 21st, 2013 — 1:06pm

Sev­eral weeks ago, I was invited to speak to an audi­ence of IT and busi­ness lead­ers at Wal­mart about the Lan­guage of Dis­cov­ery.   Every pre­sen­ta­tion is a feed­back oppor­tu­nity as much as a chance to broad­cast our lat­est think­ing (a tenet of what I call lean strat­egy prac­tice — musi­cians call it try­ing out new mate­r­ial), so I make a point to share evolv­ing ideas and syn­the­size what we’ve learned since the last instance of pub­lic dialog.

For the audi­ence at Wal­mart, as part of the broader fram­ing for the Age of Insight, I took the oppor­tu­nity to share find­ings from some of the recent research we’ve done on Data Sci­ence (that’s right, we’re study­ing data sci­ence).  We’ve engaged con­sis­tently with data sci­ence prac­ti­tion­ers for sev­eral years now (some of the field’s lead­ers are alumni of Endeca), as part of our ongo­ing effort to under­stand the chang­ing nature of ana­lyt­i­cal and sense mak­ing activ­i­ties, the peo­ple under­tak­ing them, and the con­texts in which they take place.  We’ve seen the dis­ci­pline emerge from an eso­teric spe­cialty into full main­stream vis­i­bil­ity for the busi­ness com­mu­nity.  Inter­pret­ing what we’ve learned about data sci­ence through a struc­tural and his­toric per­spec­tive lead me to draw a broad par­al­lel between data sci­ence now and nat­ural phi­los­o­phy at its early stages of evolution.

We also shared some excit­ing new mod­els for enter­prise infor­ma­tion engage­ment; craft­ing sce­nar­ios using the lan­guage of dis­cov­ery to describe infor­ma­tion needs and activ­ity at the level of dis­cov­ery archi­tec­ture, IT port­fo­lio plan­ning,  and knowl­edge man­age­ment (which cor­re­spond to UX, tech­nol­ogy, and busi­ness per­spec­tives as applied to larger scales and via busi­ness dia­log) — demon­strat­ing the ver­sa­til­ity of the lan­guage as a source of link­age across sep­a­rate disciplines.

But the pri­mary mes­sage I wanted to share is that dis­cov­ery is the most impor­tant orga­ni­za­tional capa­bil­ity for the era.  More on this in fol­low up post­ings that focus on smaller chunks of the think­ing encap­su­lated in the full deck of slides.

Dis­cov­ery and the Age of Insight: Wal­mart EIM Open House 2013 from Joe Laman­tia

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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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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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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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