2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IDESN 4250 Mechanics of Search

 This class examines the history, mechanics, and code of Search, from its initial inception in Altavista.com and Google.com to its current role in applications like Uber, Facebook, and Amazon. Students will understand how search has grown from a database feature to a standalone service that drives customer-centric experience. Students will research and collect their own data and build a full search engine UI. Students will learn the data concepts of full text search and faceted search, UI approaches and patterns, as well as the analytics for driving user engagement.