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Book description

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.

  • Discover a pattern language for search that embraces user psychology and behavior, information architecture, interaction design, and emerging technology

  • Boost enterprise efficiency and e-commerce sales

  • Enable mobile users to achieve goals, complete tasks, and find what they need

  • Drive design innovation for search interfaces and applications

Table of Contents

  1. Special Upgrade Offer
  2. Preface
  3. 1. Pattern Recognition
    1. Understanding Search
      1. The Box
      2. The Goal
        1. Search
        2. Ask
        3. Filter
        4. Browse
        5. Find
        6. Learn
        7. Understand
        8. Share
        9. Act
      3. The Engine
    2. The Discovery of Color
    3. Elephant in the Room
      1. The Sadness of Search
        1. The Sadness of Search
        2. The Joy of Search
    4. A Mapmaker’s Manifesto
    5. Apophenia Redux
  4. 2. The Anatomy of Search
    1. Users
      1. User Experience Honeycomb: Searcher’s Edition
        1. User Experience Honeycomb: Searcher’s Edition
    2. Interface
    3. Engine
      1. Learning + Collaboration
        1. Learning + Collaboration
    4. Content
    5. Creators
    6. Context
      1. Portal
      2. Search
      3. Objects
      4. All Together Now
  5. 3. Behavior
    1. Patterns of Behavior
      1. Quit
        1. Quit
        2. Narrow
        3. Expand
        4. Pearl Growing
        5. Pogosticking
        6. Thrashing
    2. Elements of Interaction
    3. Principles of Design
      1. Incremental Construction
      2. Progressive Disclosure
      3. Immediate Response
      4. Alternate Views
      5. Predictability
      6. Recognition Over Recall
      7. Minimal Disruption
      8. Direct Manipulation
      9. Context of Use
  6. 4. Design Patterns
    1. Autocomplete
      1. Autocomplete
        1. Autocomplete
    2. Best First
      1. Best First
        1. Best First
    3. Federated Search
      1. Federated Search
        1. Federated Search
    4. Faceted Navigation
      1. Faceted Navigation
        1. Faceted Navigation
    5. Advanced Search
      1. Advanced Search
        1. Advanced Search
    6. Personalization
      1. Personalization
        1. Personalization
    7. Pagination
      1. Pagination
        1. Pagination
    8. Structured Results
      1. Structured Results
        1. Structured Results
    9. Actionable Results
      1. Actionable Results
        1. Actionable Results
    10. Unified Discovery
      1. Unified Discovery
        1. Unified Discovery
    11. The End of the Beginning
  7. 5. Engines of Discovery
    1. Category
    2. Topic
    3. Format
    4. Audience
    5. Platform
    6. Mode
  8. 6. Tangible Futures
    1. Methods and Deliverables
    2. Search Scenarios
      1. Sensorium
        1. Debrief
      2. Semantic Singularity
        1. Debrief
      3. Searchvalence
        1. Debrief
      4. Flock
        1. Debrief
    3. Experience Discovery
  9. A. Recommended Reading
  10. Index
  11. About the Authors
  12. Colophon
  13. Special Upgrade Offer
  14. Copyright