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Search Patterns [PDF / EPUB] Search Patterns What people are saying about Search Patterns Search Patterns is a delight to read very thoughtful and thought provoking It's the most comprehensive survey of designing effective search experiences I'v What people are saying about Search Patterns Search Patterns is a delight to read very thoughtful and thought provoking It's the most comprehensive survey of designing effective search experiences I've seen Irene Au Director of User Experience GoogleI love this book Thanks to Peter and Jeffery I now know that search yes boring old yucky who cares search is one of the coolest ways around of looking at the world Dan Roam author The Back of the Napkin Portfolio Hardcover Search Patterns is a playful guide to the practical concerns of search interface design It contains a bonanza of screenshots and illustrations that capture the best of today's design practices and presents a fresh perspective on the broader role of search and discovery Marti Hearst Professor UC Berkeley and author Search User Interfaces Cambridge University PressIt's not often I come across a book that asks profound uestions about a fundamental human activity and then proceeds to answer those uestions with practical observations and suggestions Search Patterns is an expedition into the heart of the web and human cognition and for me it was a delightful journey that delivered scores of insights Dave Gray Founder and Chairman XPLANESearch is swiftly transforming everything we know yet people don't understand how mavens design search by stacking breadcrumbs scenting widgets and keeping eyeballs on the engine I urge you to put your eyeballs on this uniue and important book Bruce Sterling Writer Futurist and Co Founder The Electronic Frontier FoundationAs one who searches a lot and often ends up frustrated Search Patterns is a revelation Nigel Holmes Designer Theorist and Principal Explanation Graphics Search Patterns is a fabulous must have book Inside you'll learn the whys and wheres of practically every modern search design trick and techniue Jared Spool CEO and Founder User Interface EngineeringSearch is among the most disruptive innovations of our time It influences what we buy and where we go It shapes how we learn and what we believe In this provocative and inspiring book you'll explore design patterns that apply across the categories of web ecommerce enterprise desktop mobile social and real time search and discovery Filled with colorful illustrations and examples Search Patterns brings modern information retrieval to life covering such diverse topics as relevance faceted navigation multi touch personalization visualization multi sensory search and augmented realityBy drawing on their own experience as well as best practices and evidence based research the authors not only offer a practical guide to help you build effective search applications they also challenge you to imagine the future of discovery You'll find Search Patterns intriguing and invaluable whether you're a web practitioner mobile designer search entrepreneur or just interested in the topicDiscover a pattern language for search that embraces user psychology and behavior information architecture interaction design and emerging technologyBoost enterprise efficiency and e commerce salesEnable mobile users to achieve goals complete tasks and find what they needDrive design innovation for search interfaces and applications.

10 thoughts on “Search Patterns

  1. says:

    I'm really confused by this book I've expected professional book full of search patterns but I've got inconsistent mix of patterns and fairytales Sometimes it goes straight to the point sometimes it describes things so generally that you read 2 pages and still don't know what it wants to tell you It starts with comix narrative but it disappears somewhere and gets back at the end

  2. says:

    The future isn’t just unwritten—it’s unsearched

  3. says:

    45Loved it It looks like a textbook but speaks to everyone who thinks about search as the backbone of not only products but human behaviourThe book puts forward strong opinions and perspectives and I dig that Like personalisation is way difficult than how it is thrown around for vested interests like for selling and creating differentiationThe note on advanced search being on the edge of being almost useless by end users but still Being the platform to experiment and cater to the 100% searches on the internet is interesting So is the piece on the tension between relevance and interestingnessThe book was helpful like it is helpful to be reminded or educated of first principlesThe myriad examples were helpful too the ideas and tips and tricks give a holistic view of the problem solving that is search

  4. says:

    A concise book on search patterns with lots of well chosen illustrations I liked the way the authors show how search blends into everything we do online and they certainly give plenty of credit to librarians a nice touch There are a few diagrams that seemed nonsensical and jargony or at least unilluminating but on the whole the authors get some big points across clearly and uickly Whether this will actually be applicable for me remains to be seen how easy would my life be if I were promoting shoes or some other discrete colorful product rather than miscellaneous format collections of information

  5. says:

    40 out of 5 starsHighly Useful for PR Pros Doing SEOIn media relations you study the anthropology of journalism to understand how reporters think What's the corollary for search engines? This book Moving several steps beyond SEO it takes you into the minds of how the people who create search engines think And given how fast moving barrier breaking and startlingly important their field is it's a very good read indeed Given all the graphics it's best to read this either in print or on the iPad Don't read it on the Kindle You really need the graphics to understand the best points

  6. says:

    Good stuff covered exactly what I was looking for aka agreed with me

  7. says:

    This book's excess of rhetorical mumbo jumbo belies its valuable message that search is being and should continue to be reinvented to move beyond the constraints of the conventional search boxFor example when reading it I had the idea of combining a search box with a social networka phone a friend like concept where each person has tags of personal knowledge and the search suggests sending a message A hundred pages later I discovered that such a search already exists as AardvarkYou could read only the first 60 pages of this book and not miss much That first chunk contains the actual content of the book ideas about the historical limitations of search and ways in which it might expand The rest of the book lists common search patterns and examples of search engines most of which should already be familiar to anyone who uses a computer a lotSome specific things this book says areview spoilerSearch is currently limited by the constraints of a basic search box It's an accepted pattern but may not be the best solution It reuires people to know the correct keywords p 2 5 One way of reframing this is with contextual recommendations such as on e commerce sites and discovery tools that recommend related content based on content you like p 12Search must be iterative and interactive to get at the underlying needs behind a uestion p 9There's tension between users wanting to see only the results they're looking for and vendors wanting to attract them with related results p 26A good search is federated faceted and fast p 45Thrashing is an antipattern where a user iteratively refines a bad initial search such as one with a typo rather than exploring other ways of phrasing p 60 1When designing a search engine for experts in a domain don't expect them to be experts at searching p 146Some other forms search might take are a message projected to parts of a social network a decision tree a list of related topics or a serendipitous suggestion p 151 3Comparing the external searches people use to reach a page with the searches they make once they're on the page can provide insights to improve both your search engine optimization and information architecture p 156 hide spoiler

  8. says:

    This book makes a good job in cataloguing and exploring a wide range of search applications from the most notorious generalistic search engines to some peculiar specialisticservices and above all in expliciting the human behaviours that trigger the search and the approval or disapproval of results by the usersAt the same time the authors try to give a perspective to the future of search from the starting point of the actual most evoluted implementations such some of the new modalities we got today in the “mobile” fieldIts writing style is uite smart and easy to follow and the book also succeeds to keep a good euilibrium between textual and visual contributionsIf I have to find a “con”in all its “pros” I'd say that the authors didn't feel the need to go in depth leaving to the technically oriented reader the need to enrich and fulfill the reading of this book with other resources such not casuallyI presume titles in the O'Reilly catalogue like “Ambient findability” from one of the authors of ”Search Patterns” the influential “Information Architecture for the World Wide Web” or the many books exploring the various facets of interface design

  9. says:

    Pretty much impressed and will read it few times again EXPERIENCE DISCOVERYThe Coming Age of Magic by Mike KuniavskyI mean enchanted objects What I'm proposing is a metaphorical relationship between magic and portable network aware information processing objects that is analogous to the relationship between office supplies and computer screens in the desktop metaphor I am explicitly not advocating pretending that technology is a kind of magic or lying about how technology works but using our existing cultural understanding of magic objects as an abstraction to describe the behavior of ubiuitous computing devicesDesigned Animism by Brenda LaurelSensors that gather information about wind or solar flares or neutrino showers or bird migrations or tides or processes inside a living being or dynamic or an ecosystem are means by which designers can invite nature into collaboration and the invisible pattern they capture can be brought into the realm of the scenes in myriad new ways

  10. says:

    As a general introduction to the theory and practice of online search capabilities this book covers the why how and what’s what of search functions and interfaces in a cross disciplinary way including examples of search patterns for inspiration and analysis Those interested in learning or teaching online research methods or information architecture might find this a good place to start for insight how search functions influence how people see navigate and interact with digital texts

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