Delighted to be invited to give a seminar to staff and students yesterday (22nd March) at Edinburgh Napier University School for Computing and Centre for Social Informatics. Discussed how enterprises may wish to experiment with their search engines and user interfaces in an attempt to deliberately stimulate unexpected encounters which may lead to new knowledge creation. These opportunities may otherwise remain hidden using the ‘classic’ search box, ten blue links and some metadata driven refiners (faceted search) ordered by popularity or frequency of occurrence.
In the atrium at the university is a statue of John Napier, after which the university is named. He is best known for discovering logarithms.