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<ul><li>Mark Watkins, goby.com Twitter: @viking2917 </li></ul>
vanilla search – the “ten blue links”
what I want search to be <ul><li>concepts, not words </li></ul><ul><li>a discussion, not an empty search box </li></ul><ul...
concepts, not words
dialog <ul><li>add menu picture </li></ul>
what is context? context:  the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea. Location Identity Tas...
context: time (implicit)
context: time (explicit)
context: task
context: task
context: identity – what do I like?
context: identity – what do my friends like?
context: location
context: location <ul><li>Foursquare: where your friends are </li></ul><ul><li>and their recommendations </li></ul>
do stuff for me!
what if search could help you explore?
understand new cities? Image  licensed as  Creative Commons Attribution  by Mac Funamizu.
do stuff for me! (Wordlens)
are these search engines? <ul><li>Siri </li></ul><ul><li>goby </li></ul>
$#!^. What is that woman’s name? says:  Marissa Mayer. You met her last week  at a party but you were too drunk to remembe...
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Ignite 8 Boston Mark Watkins of goby

  1. 1. <ul><li>Mark Watkins, goby.com Twitter: @viking2917 </li></ul>
  2. 2. vanilla search – the “ten blue links”
  3. 3. what I want search to be <ul><li>concepts, not words </li></ul><ul><li>a discussion, not an empty search box </li></ul><ul><li>contextual, not “one size fits all” </li></ul><ul><li>more than search - explore, then do </li></ul>
  4. 4. concepts, not words
  5. 5. dialog <ul><li>add menu picture </li></ul>
  6. 6. what is context? context: the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea. Location Identity Task Time
  7. 7. context: time (implicit)
  8. 8. context: time (explicit)
  9. 9. context: task
  10. 10. context: task
  11. 11. context: identity – what do I like?
  12. 12. context: identity – what do my friends like?
  13. 13. context: location
  14. 14. context: location <ul><li>Foursquare: where your friends are </li></ul><ul><li>and their recommendations </li></ul>
  15. 15. do stuff for me!
  16. 16. what if search could help you explore?
  17. 17. understand new cities? Image  licensed as  Creative Commons Attribution  by Mac Funamizu.
  18. 18. do stuff for me! (Wordlens)
  19. 19. are these search engines? <ul><li>Siri </li></ul><ul><li>goby </li></ul>
  20. 20. $#!^. What is that woman’s name? says: Marissa Mayer. You met her last week at a party but you were too drunk to remember. She pretty much runs Google.

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