What’s wrong with Boolean strings?
By Tony Russell-Rose on 25th January 2019
In our previous posts we explored some of the challenges involved in formulating complex Boolean strings and expressions, and reviewed six of the more innovative alternative solutions. Each of these offers its own unique perspective on how to solve such problems, and their pioneering efforts provide us with a rich set of design insights and principles. In this brief […]
Posted in Feature Article, Winter 2019 | Tagged Boolean, data visualization, search strategies | Leave a response
Search strategies considered harmful
By Tony Russell-Rose on 29th October 2015
Over the last few months I’ve been looking in detail at the process of search strategy formulation, i.e. the various ways in which professionals go about solving the problem of resolving complex information needs. Some professions (e.g. recruitment professionals) employ complex search queries to address sourcing needs, generating queries such as this:
Posted in Autumn 2015, Feature Article | Tagged Boolean, design, queries, search strategies