I’m guessing that by now most people may have seen this, but just in case – and for the record – here is the official announcement of the publication of Designing the Search Experience: the Information Architecture of Discovery. It’s the product of almost two years effort by Tyler and me, so we’re both relieved and elated to finally see it in print.
I’ve appended a brief summary below. If you’d like to see more – including a free sample chapter – check out the book website. If you’re interested in reviewing it, drop me a line.
Designing the Search Experience: the Information Architecture of Discoveryby Tony Russell-Rose and Tyler Tate
Search is not just a box and ten blue links. Search is a journey: an exploration where what we encounter along the way changes what we seek. But in order to guide people along this journey, we must understand both the art and science of search.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Designing the Search Experience weaves together the theories of information seeking with the practice of user interface design. This definitive guide will enable you to:
- Understand how people search and how the concepts of information seeking, information foraging, and sensemaking underpin the search process.
- Apply the principles of user-centred design to the search box, search results, faceted navigation, mobile interfaces, social search, and much more.
- Design the cross-channel search experiences of tomorrow that span desktop, tablet, mobile, and other devices.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
SECTION 1: A FRAMEWORK FOR SEARCH & DISCOVERY
Chapter 1: The User
Chapter 2: Information Seeking
Chapter 3: Context
Chapter 4: Modes of Search & Discovery
SECTION II: DESIGN SOLUTIONS
Chapter 5: Formulating the Query
Chapter 6: Displaying and Manipulating Results
Chapter 7: Faceted Search
Chapter 8: Mobile Search
Chapter 9: Social Search
SECTION III: DESIGNING THE FUTURE
Chapter 10: Cross-Channel Information Interaction
“In Designing the Search Experience, Tony Russell-Rose and Tyler Tate provide a unique synthesis that integrates scholarly research and best practice into a compelling story about how we can make search better”. Peter Morville, author of Search Patterns: Design for Discovery
“This book is not only useful for people interested in search, but for all user experience and interface designers”. Ricardo Baeza-Yates, author of Modern Information Retrieval