"I 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 Press)
"It's not often I come across a book that asks profound questions about a fundamental human activity, and then proceeds to answer those questions 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, XPLANE
"Search 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 unique and important book."
--Bruce Sterling, Writer, Futurist, and Co-Founder, The Electronic Frontier Foundation
"As 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 technique."
--Jared Spool, CEO and Founder, User Interface Engineering
This is a good textbook for UX or landing page optimization. It addresses several critical facets users' behavior for information retrieval when visiting a web page. Read morePublished 9 days ago by SeoGuru
The summary of this book is: blah blah blah. Although every now and then there is something useful to read even just as a summary, it is unacceptable that you have to dig through... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nick
This is the worst book I have read that's related to search or information retrieval. From the title it looks that the book would talk about search patterns - it does but in a very... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rohit
I was disappointed with this book. While I did find a few nuggets of practical, actionable information, it seemed the author was at times more interested in exercising his creative... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Fleck
This was disappointing. Given the importance and nature of the topic, I expected a more thoughtful, architected approach. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tell The TRUTH!
On the upside, the book shows a lot of real world examples to illustrate the authors' points. The problem is that most of the time, those points are convoluted and hard to... Read morePublished 23 months ago by brita user
I love all of Peter Morville's work - whether it is Search with it's very engaging full color visuals, or the omnigraffle ux-human stencils that are available for free at... Read morePublished 23 months ago by gerdien dalmulder
This is an interesting read...sometimes a little too technical. Search changes so frequently on the web, everything you read will be outdated in a few months. Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by eugenebrill
In media relations, you study the anthropology of journalism to understand how reporters think. What's the corollary for search engines? This book. Read morePublished on May 4, 2011 by David H. Rosen