Search Results Best Practices Re: [aifia-members] IA & Findability Seminar (early bird deadline)

13 Aug 2004 - 2:16pm
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Peter Merholz
2004

On Aug 10, 2004, at 9:33 AM, David Heller wrote:

> 1. best practices for designing full-text search systems
> a. use of meta-data
> b. expressions allowed, not allowed
> c. use of fuzzy-logic, relevance, etc.
> 2. best practices for designing search results
> a. how to and when to deploy flat results vs. faceted results
> b. pagination of results, etc.

I can now announce, as we launched it today, Adaptive Path's report:

Site Content Search: User Experience Analysis
http://www.adaptivepath.com/publications/reports/search/

Get 15% off with the coupon code SEARCHDEAL.

The marketing blurb:
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The report provides a feature-by-feature best-practices guide to use as
a design reference when developing the search experience on your site.
When implementing a feature, you can easily look up how it’s been done
across a range of sites.

In this report, you get:
- An inventory of search engines from 10 massive content Web sites,
including Microsoft, Apple, NASA, and the CDC
- Detailed best practices for the 40 most important features including
query input, results layout, relevance, and results navigation
- 8 immediate actions you can take to get search under control
- Ideal wireframes that embody the best of our best practice
recommendations
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In fact, those 8 immediate actions are written up in Jeff's essay:
http://www.adaptivepath.com/publications/essays/archives/000341.php

--peter

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