14.00 - 17.00
The Challenge of Big Data
Matt Aslett, Analyst, Enterprise Software, The 451 Group
The growing use of interactive applications and websites means that an increasing volume of data is being produced. Big Data is about adopting new technologies that enable the storage, processing, and analysis of data that was previously ignore It is also about the adoption of new business processes and analyt approaches that take advantage of that data.
This workshop will give you:
- A thorough, hype-free introduction to the concept of 'big data'
- An overview of the technical, business and cultural trends that are changing the way enterprises store, process and analyse data
- An understanding of how 'big data' technologies complement and/or compete with traditional data warehousing and analytics technologies
- Examples of enterprise deployments of Hadoop and related best practices
- An overview of how search and machine-learning technologies relate to 'big data'
Who is it aimed at? Anyone with an interest in the concept of big data and its related technologies and how it will affect their business.
14.00 - 17.00
Search Interface Design
Tony Russell-Rose, Managing Director, UXLabs and co-author of Designing the Search Experience, also at City University London
A key driver for change in the enterprise search community is the expectation that search engines should do more than simply deliver ten blue links. A focus on relevance, speed and other quantitative metrics may have worked in the past, but if the user experience isn't right, it's wasted effort. In this workshop we will:
- Explore the fundamental concepts of human-centred design for information search and discovery
- Learn how to differentiate between various types of search behaviour: known-item, exploratory, lookup, learning, investigation, etc.
- Understand the dimensions of search user experience and how to apply them to different contexts
- Explore design patterns and other key resources and their role in solving practical design problems
- Enable delegates to analyse, evaluate and improve the effectiveness of search applications within their own organisation
Who is it aimed at? Intranet/web managers, information architects, search specialists, developers and managers of search projects, or anyone who either has implemented or is planning to implement a search application and wants to maximise the usability and effectiveness of their investment.