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What people are saying about Search Patterns"Search Patterns is a delight to read -- very thoughtful and thought provoking. It's the most comprehensive survey of designing effective search experiences I've seen." --Irene Au, Director of User Experience, Google"I love this book! Thanks to Peter and Jeffery, I now know that search (yes, boring old yucky who cares search) isWhat people are saying about Search Patterns"Search Patterns is a delight to read -- very thoughtful and thought provoking. It's the most comprehensive survey of designing effective search experiences I've seen." --Irene Au, Director of User Experience, Google"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 EngineeringSearch is among the most disruptive innovations of our time. It influences what we buy and where we go. It shapes how we learn and what we believe. In this provocative and inspiring book, you'll explore design patterns that apply across the categories of web, ecommerce, enterprise, desktop, mobile, social, and real-time search and discovery. Filled with colorful illustrations and examples, Search Patterns brings modern information retrieval to life, covering such diverse topics as relevance, faceted navigation, multi-touch, personalization, visualization, multi-sensory search, and augmented reality.By drawing on their own experience-as well as best practices and evidence-based research-the authors not only offer a practical guide to help you build effective search applications, they also challenge you to imagine the future of discovery. You'll find Search Patterns intriguing and invaluable, whether you're a web practitioner, mobile designer, search entrepreneur, or just interested in the topic.Discover a pattern language for search that embraces user psychology and behavior, information architecture, interaction design, and emerging technologyBoost enterprise efficiency and e-commerce salesEnable mobile users to achieve goals, complete tasks, and find what they needDrive design innovation for search interfaces and applications...

Title : Search Patterns: Design for Discovery
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ISBN : 9780596802271
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Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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  • Tomas
    2019-01-19 14:35

    I'm really confused by this book. I've expected professional book full of search patterns but I've got inconsistent mix of patterns and fairytales. Sometimes it goes straight to the point, sometimes it describes things so generally that you read 2 pages and still don't know what it wants to tell you. It starts with comix narrative but it disappears somewhere and gets back at the end.

  • Emily
    2019-02-05 16:41

    A concise book on search patterns, with lots of well-chosen illustrations. I liked the way the authors show how search blends into everything we do online, and they certainly give plenty of credit to librarians (a nice touch). There are a few diagrams that seemed nonsensical and jargony (or at least unilluminating) but on the whole the authors get some big points across clearly and quickly. Whether this will actually be applicable for me remains to be seen--how easy would my life be if I were promoting shoes or some other discrete, colorful product, rather than miscellaneous-format collections of information!

  • Szymon
    2019-01-20 12:37

    The future isn’t just unwritten—it’s unsearched

  • Graham Herrli
    2019-02-16 10:22

    This book's excess of rhetorical mumbo-jumbo belies its valuable message that search is being (and should continue to be) reinvented to move beyond the constraints of the conventional search box.For example, when reading it I had the idea of combining a search box with a social network...a phone-a-friend-like concept, where each person has tags of personal knowledge and the search suggests sending a message. (A hundred pages later, I discovered that such a search already exists as Aardvark.)You could read only the first 60 pages of this book and not miss much. That first chunk contains the actual content of the book: ideas about the historical limitations of search and ways in which it might expand. The rest of the book lists common search patterns and examples of search engines, most of which should already be familiar to anyone who uses a computer a lot.Some specific things this book says are:(view spoiler)[*Search is currently limited by the constraints of a basic search box. It's an accepted pattern, but may not be the best solution. It requires people to know the correct keywords (p. 2-5). One way of reframing this is with contextual recommendations (such as on e-commerce sites) and discovery tools that recommend related content based on content you like (p. 12).*Search must be iterative and interactive to get at the underlying needs behind a question (p. 9).*There's tension between users wanting to see only the results they're looking for and vendors wanting to attract them with related results (p. 26).*A good search is federated, faceted, and fast (p. 45).*"Thrashing" is an antipattern where a user iteratively refines a bad initial search (such as one with a typo) rather than exploring other ways of phrasing (p. 60-1).*When designing a search engine for experts in a domain, don't expect them to be experts at searching (p. 146).*Some other forms search might take are a message projected to parts of a social network, a decision tree, a list of related topics, or a serendipitous suggestion (p. 151-3).*Comparing the external searches people use to reach a page with the searches they make once they're on the page can provide insights to improve both your search engine optimization and information architecture (p. 156). (hide spoiler)]

  • Giuseppe Pizzimenti
    2019-01-27 13:17

    This book makes a good job in cataloguing and exploring a wide range of search applications - from the most notorious generalistic search engines to some peculiar, more specialistic,services - , and above all , in expliciting the human behaviours that trigger the search and the approval (or disapproval!) of results by the users.At the same time, the authors try to give a perspective to the future of search, from the starting point of the actual, most evoluted implementations, such some of the new modalities we got today in the “mobile” field.Its writing style is quite smart and easy to follow, and the book also succeeds to keep a good equilibrium between textual and visual contributions.If I have to find a “con”in all its “pros”, I'd say that the authors didn't feel the need to go more in depth , leaving to the more technically oriented reader the need to enrich and fulfill the reading of this book with other resources such (not casually,I presume!) titles in the O'Reilly catalogue, like “Ambient findability”, from one of the authors of ”Search Patterns”, the influential “Information Architecture for the World Wide Web” or the many books exploring the various facets of interface design.

  • George Grigalashvili
    2019-01-23 12:36

    Pretty much impressed and will read it few more times again! EXPERIENCE DISCOVERY:"The Coming Age of Magic" by Mike Kuniavsky:"I mean enchanted objects. What I'm proposing is a metaphorical relationship between magic and portable, network-aware, information processing objects that is analogous to the relationship between office supplies and computer screens in the desktop metaphor. I am explicitly not advocating pretending that technology is a kind of magic or lying about how technology works, but using our existing cultural understanding of magic objects as an abstraction to describe the behavior of ubiquitous computing devices.""Designed Animism" by Brenda Laurel:"Sensors that gather information about wind, or solar flares, or neutrino showers, or bird migrations, or tides, or processes inside a living being, or dynamic or an ecosystem are means by which designers can invite nature into collaboration, and the invisible pattern they capture can be brought into the realm of the scenes in myriad new ways."

  • DWRL Library
    2019-02-02 12:43

    As a general introduction to the theory and practice of online search capabilities, this book covers the why, how and what’s what of search functions and interfaces in a cross-disciplinary way, including examples of search patterns for inspiration and analysis. Those interested in learning or teaching online research methods or information architecture might find this a good place to start for insight how search functions influence how people see, navigate and interact with digital texts.

  • Amy
    2019-01-19 15:34

    Morville provides a poetic overview of discovery tools that are implemented today and offers a couple thought-provoking scenarios of search in the future. The chapter on "engines of discovery" was a huge let down though, being almost an extension of a previous chapter with some random specific implementations Morville decided to toss in. Aside from that, a very good read if one is considering different methods of search.

  • Sibyl
    2019-02-09 09:18

    Pretty engaging overall. Some of the writing was a little distracting - too much flair which detracted from the substance rather than added to it. There were also lots of references, especially in analogies, to things that aren't necessarily common knowledge. I did appreciate how the tone was inspiring rather than simply factual. You can tell the authors are passionate on the subject.

  • Alexander Debkaliuk
    2019-02-14 13:38

    Just like the title suggests, this book is a collection of patterns. Authors give little practical advice on when to use this or that one, sticking with basic descriptions and musings on what's possible search-wise in the future.

  • Adam
    2019-01-22 16:38

    This is a great introduction. Many things will be familiar, though you might not have a name for them until he gives you one. It's not earth-shattering stuff but it is a great place to start if you're designing something.

  • Caroline Gordon
    2019-01-31 10:27

    Nice book about design of search user interfaces and offers many different patterns and ideas to use. It is probably more useful for UI designers but as we are all using so many search interfaces every day it is interesting to read more about them and where they may be going in the future.

  • Sejal Kotak
    2019-02-10 14:23

    Very easy read on search patterns!

  • Kumanan Murugesan
    2019-02-01 11:37

    Wow. the search domain is just 10 years old. very interesting and easy read.

  • Truong Binh
    2019-01-25 14:17

    Simple idea, good present

  • Darin Stewart
    2019-01-30 11:22

    A very nice introduction and overview of the general issues and challenges of search. Not a deep read in any sense, but a good launching pad to explore the challenges of findability.

  • Erin
    2019-01-29 10:24

    This will aid my lifelong dream of becoming a "user experience" worker for Google. This is all about design, interface, technology, and researching. Pure genius, simply pure genius.

  • Dainius Jocas
    2019-02-04 15:40

    Lots of interesting stuff.It would be great to read a bit more recent edition of this book. Because now examples (e.g. iPhone 3GS) seems a bit outdated.

  • Hunter Johnson
    2019-02-06 10:25

    I've read and enjoyed Morville's "Ambient Findability". This was not quite as good for me; too much survey of the landscape in too short a work. But still one of my favorite topic spaces.