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Search Patterns: Design for Discovery
Search Patterns: Design for Discovery
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5.0 out of 5 stars Design inspirations - thinking outside the search box, January 20, 2011
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Google may have set the standards for search, but there is much more than thinking inside the search box. Peter Morville and Jeffery Callender encourage us to think outside the box and explore all aspects of digital search: definition and significance, participants and context, user experience and psychology, design patterns, discovery engines, and future scenarios.

The outcome is an incredibly compact and entertaining design guide focusing primarily on web and mobile search, but lacking any reference to web analytics. A variety of concepts and patterns are illustrated using fascinating examples and well-thought-out visualizations. I appreciate the visualizations as they can be used as a reference, as summaries, or as refreshers. I completely agree with both authors, that we should be very passionate about search. "It's far more interesting and important than most people realize."

I can highly recommend this book, which is available both electronically and in print, to anyone who wants to better understand search and be more innovative when designing it. It is astonishing how much inspiration you can find when you start thinking outside the search box...


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