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Search Patterns (Design for Disciple-Making)by Peter Morville
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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) 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
Search 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.
Book News Annotation:
This work is about the design of user interfaces for search and discovery. Morville, one of the founders of the field of information architecture, and Callender, a graphic design consultant, ask how visualization, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and multisensory search might shape what we find, learn, and believe. They present a pattern language for search that explains user psychology and behavior, embraces emerging technologies, and illustrates solutions to common problems. They provide numerous examples of design patterns, especially web and mobile search design patterns, and looks at discovery interfaces such as kiosk and interactive TV, as well as semantic webs, social search, and future search scenarios. Color screenshots and illustrations are included. The book is for web practitioners, mobile designers, search entrepreneurs, information architects, and students. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Search 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. This provocative and inspiring book explores design patterns that apply across the categories of web, e-commerce, enterprise, desktop, mobile, social, and realtime search and discovery.
Using colorful illustrations and examples, the authors bring modern information retrieval to life, covering such diverse topics as relevance ranking, faceted navigation, multi-touch, and augmented reality. Search Patterns challenges us to invent the future of discovery while serving as a practical guide to help us make search better today:
Discover a pattern language for search that embraces user psychology and behavior, information architecture, interaction design, and emerging technology Increase sales for e-commerce and efficiency in the enterprise Help mobile users to achieve goals, complete tasks, and find what they need Learn how futures methods and user experience deliverables can be employed to drive innovation in the design of search interfaces and applications
Search Patterns draws upon insight and experience to help you build effective search applications. Web practitioners, mobile designers, students, search entrepreneurs, and anyone fascinated by the future will find this book intriguing and invaluable.
Delve into the technology, habits, capabilities, and possibilities of modern information retrieval — a.k.a. search — with this provocative and inspiring book. Search Patterns shares insights and best practices from people both in and out of the tech world.
Through the eyes of information architects, interaction designers, software developers, and experts in business and academia, you'll look closely at the anatomy of search, discover significant design and behavior patterns that have emerged in this decade, and scan possible uses in the future — all while addressing some of today's most pressing challenges:
Create information logic that users will expect the first time they visit your site Learn about the possibilities and tangles created by a user's ability to find it through my friends on the social web Increase traffic for e-commerce and efficiency in the enterprise Help mobile users navigate information while operating in an environment constrained by bandwidth, screen size, and interface
Search Patterns builds on concrete development experience to help you build effective search functions in your own projects. Web practitioners, students, search entrepreneurs, and people fascinated by the subject will find this book invaluable.
About the Author
Morville is president and founder of Semantic Studios, a leading information architecture and strategy consultancy.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Pattern RecognitionChapter 2: The Anatomy of SearchChapter 3: BehaviorChapter 4: Design PatternsChapter 5: Engines of DiscoveryChapter 6: Tangible FuturesRecommended ReadingColophon
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