When designing for information retrieval experiences, the customer must always be right. This tutorial will give you the tools to uncover user needs and design the context for delivering information, whether that be through search, taxonomies or something entirely different.
What you will learn:
* A broadly applicable method for understanding user needs in diverse information access contexts
* A collection of information retrieval patterns relevant to multiple settings such as enterprise search and information access, service design, and product and platform management
We will also discuss the impact of organizational and cultural factors on design decisions and why it is essential, that you frame business and technology challenges in the right way.
The tutorial builds on lessons learned from a large customer project focusing on transforming user experience. The scope of this program included ~25 separate web-delivered products, a large document repository, integrated customer service and support processes, content management, taxonomy and ontology creation, and search and information retrieval solutions.
Joe will share the innovate methods and surprising insight that emerged in the process.