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Designing the Search Experience

Search is not just a box and ten blue links. Search is a journey: an exploration where what we encounter along the way changes what we seek. But in order to guide people along this journey, designers must understand both the art and science of search.In Designing the Search Experience, authors Tony Russell-Rose and Tyler Tate weave together the theories of information seeking with the practice of user interface design.

  • Understand how people search, and how the concepts of information seeking, information foraging, and sensemaking underpin the search process.
  • Apply the principles of user-centered design to the search box, search results, faceted navigation, mobile interfaces, social search, and much more.
  • Design the cross-channel search experiences of tomorrow that span desktop, tablet, mobile, and other devices.

Table of Contents
Part 1: A Framework for Search and Discovery
Chapter 1. The User
Chapter 2. Information Seeking
Chapter 3. Context
Chapter 4. Modes of Search and Discovery

Part 2: Design Solutions
Chapter 5. Formulating the Query
Chapter 6. Displaying and Manipulating Results
Chapter 7. Faceted Search
Chapter 8. Mobile Search
Chapter 9. Social Search

Part 3: Designing the Future
Chapter 10. Cross-Channel Information Interaction

Book Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (December 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0123969816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0123969811
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