User-Centric Design for Deploying FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

The presentation I gave on behalf of Comperio at the 2011 Sharepoint Conferance in Anaheim California is now online here. It discusses a strategy for overcoming the challenges that implementers will face when creating internal search applications. In brief, everybody knows that user-experience (UX) is paramount, so why do organisational dynamics conspire to prioritise UX down?

The video is 70mins long and roughly divided into three sections: 1) the challenges you face as an implementer (quite interesting), 2) the nuts and bolts of how you overcome this, and 3) Some real life examples. At the end of the presentation I showcase some really nice SharePoint search front-ends that Comperio made for Microsoft a few months ago.

How do you make great UX? What can be done to make your Fast Search For SharePoint application a joy to use? Can Scottish people make themselves understood to Americans? What tips would you give the up and coming UX designer?

Article written by

Fergus McDowall
Senior Consultant at Comperio. Dedicated emacs user.

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