search

16 Jun 2008 - 3:42am
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6 years ago
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Liou Yamane
2008

Empty search query: what result?

Hi there,

I have encountered the following problem several times at my current job as a IxD-er without finding a satisfying solution:
"What to do when a search is executed with no input, thus an empty search query?" Concretely, this means hitting the search button next to an empty text field.

I am doubting whether this should show all results, especially if you have some filters (think of genre for music for example), or no results at all. In the latter case, an extra <return all results> button or something of the kind could be used.

6 Jun 2008 - 5:56am
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Sachendra
2005

What do I want from &#8216;Local Search&#8217; on your mobile

'Local Search' on mobiles is a space "begging" for attention.

29 Apr 2008 - 2:01pm
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6 years ago
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Thomas Marks
2008

Layered/Faceted Navigation Techniques

I am looking for information on Layered (Faceted) Navigation
techniques, especially in regards to e-commerce.

I see this similar type of navigation working very differently between
most sites out there.

I was wondering if there were any favorites out there, or any research/
user studies that might assist in developing a best practice for this.

Thanks!

Thomas Marks

5 Feb 2008 - 7:54am
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morville
2010

Search Patterns

I'm working on a new book about the future of search and have created a seed
collection of patterns and examples to support my research:

http://flickr.com/photos/morville/collections/72157603785835882/

Over time, I hope to add patterns that illustrate user behavior and the
information architecture of search.

27 Sep 2007 - 8:43am
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7 years ago
3 replies
Won Sun Parque
2007

Pure Text based interface for search.

Hi all,

I am working on a mobile interface that provides a text-only interface. The
interaction is purely text-based. No images, no hyper links.

I am wondering if anyone has done a project similar to this and is there any
pattern or guideline for this type of interaction available?

As of now, the existing interface provides the summary of search result as a
numbered list, and the user types in the corresponding number of the desired
result to view more detail.

Thanks,

Won Sun Parque

2 Apr 2007 - 6:50am
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7 years ago
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Soo Basu
2005

Search on a content site

Hi
Is it good practice to display Search as a prominent function on a Blogging
site?
I'm of the opinion that search should be tucked away in a corner for users
who really want to use it, as I feel that most users would tend to browse
and not search on this site.
Are there any rules regarding the display of the Search function?
Thanks,
Soo

12 Mar 2007 - 1:26pm
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7 years ago
9 replies
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vcagwin
2007

Number of search results to display

My team and I are currently designing a desktop application that
contains a search. I have been trying to find out what the magic number
is for displaying search results before the user finally gives up and
enters more criteria to narrow the results. More than likely, these
users know exactly what they are searching for and probably would not
return a list of 10,000 results, but we have decided that we wouldn't
prevent them from doing this.

Our current solution is to display "x" number of results, but inform
them that "x" was found. Does anyone know the magic #?

30 Jan 2007 - 12:19pm
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7 years ago
6 replies
jstrande
2007

Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement or Alternative Items

I'm putting together a UI that enables people to search for alternates and
replacement items. The main use case is:

"I have item X - show me if it is valid. If not, show me the alternatives".

Does anyone have any good examples of online (web apps) that deal with this
nicely from a UI perspective?

The trick here, to me, is that the UI needs to clearly show that the
original item (the one the person searched for) is or isn't valid. If it
isn't valid, displaying the alternatives in a clear manner.

There are some other minor constraints that I'm dealing with as well...

26 Jan 2007 - 2:24am
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7 years ago
17 replies
Minkó Misi
2007

Google Image search list new feature

Hi everyone, have you noticed, that Google renewed it's image searching
feature?
you can take a look at it for example here:

http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&hl=hu&q=flowers&btnG=Keres%C3%A9s

i used to look after images here, and a bit frustrating to me that they
have hidden information about the images such as size, width, height,
format... I don't know, I couldn't say i like it a lot.

5 Jan 2007 - 9:21am
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7 years ago
3 replies
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Becubed
2004

"Browse engine" vs. Search engine?

Keyword search is lousy when you're exploring an entire category.
Faceted navigation is pretty nice -- when it exists for the data
you're interested in. Finding items when you need to express a few
different requirements at the same time is... well, a disaster. We
need better tools for browsing and comparing.

Can anyone point to examples of sites or applications that you feel
do a good job at supporting this type of behavior? Got any thoughts
on what would characterize a search/browse engine of this sort?

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