Discovery discussions tend to be very technical and detail-oriented. I have been looking for ways to explain how the basic elements in my discovery proposals are based on simple concepts taken directly from how humans interact with the unknown. Our brain is nothing but a big pattern-matching machine, and machine discovery works in a very similar way.
The basic idea is that discovery is the combination of three concepts:
Discovery = Patterns + Interfaces + Descriptors
The following presentation explains these concepts as they apply to human interaction. The same concepts are found in XRD, LRDD, and pretty much any discovery protocol.
The full size video (which is easier to view) can be found here. Due to the amount of animation in this presentation and special fonts, I am not sharing the PowerPoint document at this point.
Illustrations by Christopher Carrasco. Fonts used are High Fiber, Segoe Script, and Yank.