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Search & Discovery Patterns, a UIE Virtual Seminar

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Search & Discovery Patterns, a UIE Virtual Seminar

  1. 1. Search & Discovery Patterns UIE Virtual Seminar Peter Morville, Semantic Studios Mark Burrell, Endeca
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  3. 3. Endeca UI Design Patterns: Key Components Copyright ©2009 Endeca Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and confidential. Problem Summary Constraints & Challenges Solution Elements Examples Related Patterns Usages
  4. 4. Search is a… Complex, Adaptive System Source: Search Patterns (2010)
  5. 5. Principles of Design <ul><li>Incremental Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive Disclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate Response </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate Views </li></ul><ul><li>Predictability </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition Over Recall </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal Disruption </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Manipulation </li></ul><ul><li>Context of Use </li></ul>
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  8. 8. <ul><li>There is one timeless way of building. </li></ul><ul><li>It is thousands of years old, and the same today as it has always been. </li></ul><ul><li>The great traditional buildings of the past, the villages and tents and temples in which man feels at home, have always been made by people who were very close to the center of this way. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not possible to make great buildings, or great towns, beautiful places, places where you feel yourself, places where you feel alive, except by following this way. </li></ul><ul><li>And, as you will see, this way will lead anyone who looks for it to buildings which are themselves as ancient in their form, as the trees and hills, and as our faces are. </li></ul><ul><li>The Timeless Way of Building </li></ul><ul><li>Christopher Alexander </li></ul>
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  10. 10. Behavior Patterns
  11. 11. Design Patterns
  12. 12. Redefining Search
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  14. 14. Adapting Patterns
  15. 15. Selecting & Applying Patterns: Understanding the User Context Copyright©2009 Endeca Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and confidential. Copyright ©2009 Endeca Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and confidential. Modes of Interaction Assets Goals & Scenarios User Types <ul><li>Locating </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul><ul><li>Comparing </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Products </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Media </li></ul><ul><li>Textual Info </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Find </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Understand </li></ul><ul><li>Discover </li></ul><ul><li>Decide </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasing Agent </li></ul><ul><li>Novice Shopper </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Enthusiast </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Mixed Results Presentations: Varied Solutions for Varied User Contexts Copyright©2009 Endeca Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and confidential. Mixed Sets with Spotlights Segmented Results with Tabs
  17. 17. Mixed Results Presentations: Varied Solutions for Varied User Contexts Copyright©2009 Endeca Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and confidential. Mixed Sets with Spotlights Segmented Results with Tabs
  18. 18. Mixed Results Presentations: Mixed Sets with Spotlights <ul><li>Solution Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed types of results are grouped together as a combined set (e.g., list) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use icons or a simple visual system to differentiate types of content within the mixed results presentation </li></ul></ul>Copyright©2009 Endeca Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and confidential. Copyright ©2009 Endeca Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and confidential. Triangle Research Libraries Network
  19. 19. Mixed Results Presentations: Mixed Sets with Spotlights <ul><li>Solution Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Use content type-specific “Result Spotlight” zones to increase the visibility of content types expected to be most valuable and relevant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If varied user types are expected to be most interested in varied asset types, considering personalizing “result spotlight” zones by user segment (e.g., forms and applications for store associates, checklists and policies for managers, etc. ) </li></ul></ul>Copyright©2009 Endeca Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and confidential. Copyright ©2009 Endeca Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and confidential. Time Magazine
  20. 20. Mixed Results Presentations: Mixed Sets with Spotlights <ul><li>Solution Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Make document/content type one of the key dimensions available for refinement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This dimension should be aligned with the visual system for differentiating results within the mixed presentation </li></ul></ul>Copyright©2009 Endeca Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and confidential. Copyright ©2009 Endeca Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary and confidential. Triangle Research Libraries Network
  21. 21. Search & Discovery Patterns UIE Virtual Seminar Peter Morville, Semantic Studios Mark Burrell, Endeca

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