Pete Bell

As co-founder of Endeca, Pete Bell knows his business really well. Lucky for us, he’s got a solid grasp on ours too. The ideas he’s given us for seminars are countless. And they’re good. He’s helped produce numerous seminars that already exist in the UIE User Experience Training Library, including Faceted Search: Designing Your Content, Navigation, and User Interface, which he co-presented with Daniel Tunkelang and our first seminar to sell out, Leveraging Search & Discovery Patterns For Great Online Experiences with Peter Morville and Mark Burrell.

When he approcked us with this seminar idea, we couldn’t resist. We hope you enjoy attending it as much as we enjoyed making it happen.

With Endeca, Pete has more than 12 years of experience designing faceted search systems for more than 600 companies. Pete writes and speaks frequently about information science, including the annual Search Engine Meeting, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative conference, and the Boston Museum of Science. He's great at explaining complex ideas in a straight-forward manner, which comes from his previous job as a journalist and an editor in New York.

Much of the seminar description above comes from a piece Pete wrote for Designing Search: UX Strategies for eCommerce Success. Authored by Greg Nudelman, this book is due out later this Spring.

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Pete Bell

Search as a Multi-channel Experience

You’ll learn to…

  • Understand how each channel brings its own expectations to search
  • Know where search plays its role in your users behavior, from fact finding to discovery
  • Understand why context of channel, or how your users choose to interact with you, plays a role in the experience
  • Know what you need to think about in this emerging discipline, and where best practices will arise
  • See how Facebook is rapidly rising as a new channel
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Pete Bell

Faceted Search: Designing Your Content, Navigation, and User Interface

You’ll learn to…

  • Leverage the basic rules of facet analysis to categorize your content
  • Effectively work with both structured content, such as catalogs, and unstructured content, such as documents
  • Design for complex interaction models, such as multi-selects using AND, OR, or even negation
  • Avoid “gotchas” for category counts or search wildcards, so your design meets your users' expectations
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