searching within browse

1 Nov 2006 - 2:16pm
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Valerie Gomez d...
2006

Hello all,
I have a question about how to allow to display search results within
a browse categories page.

For example, an application offers both Search and Browse
capabilities. Both designed with pretty standard UI (eg. google search
and dmoz.org browse)

The Browse lists all parent categories and their children.Users can
drill down thru the category trees to view results.

Let's say a user clicks through to a secondary level category and
decides to search within that category.

At this point, would we show these results as being under Search or
under Browse?

Thank you,
Valerie

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1 Nov 2006 - 2:24pm
maglez@btintern...
2006

For the sake of simplicity and easy to use, in a web page where there are a search box and a bunch
of categories, the search should attend general searches and not searches within a displayed
category.

To allow searches within a category, the user should have the possibility to get to an "Advanced
Search" where he or she could narrow down the search as far as desired.

Most people are used to to this kind of interaction, you search or you browse, and you do more
complicated search through the Advanced Search system.

Maglez.

--- Valerie Gomez de la Torre <valeriegomez at gmail.com> wrote:

> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
> Hello all,
> I have a question about how to allow to display search results within
> a browse categories page.
>
> For example, an application offers both Search and Browse
> capabilities. Both designed with pretty standard UI (eg. google search
> and dmoz.org browse)
>
> The Browse lists all parent categories and their children.Users can
> drill down thru the category trees to view results.
>
> Let's say a user clicks through to a secondary level category and
> decides to search within that category.
>
> At this point, would we show these results as being under Search or
> under Browse?
>
> Thank you,
> Valerie
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1 Nov 2006 - 2:34pm
Bruce Esrig
2006

Sounds like a hybrid page type: filtered search results.

Is it possible to build a control bar at the top of the Browse page, so
that you can show the current filter settings ("In this category"), allow
other categories to be selected, and allow a new search?

Then the search results can reside in the page, and the control bar will
clearly show that the results have been filtered.

Bruce Esrig

At 02:16 PM 11/1/2006, Valerie Gomez de la Torre wrote:
>[Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
>Let's say a user clicks through to a secondary level category and
>decides to search within that category.
>
>At this point, would we show these results as being under Search or
>under Browse?

1 Nov 2006 - 2:51pm
AlokJain
2006

Amazon.com does this, if one searches for something, the left side
allows narrowing options, and after the first narrowing option it's
essentially just the browse structure. The search also updates as one
narrows the result to limit the scope of search to selected category.

The reverse case is also true where one starts with a browse and
search box is updated to limit the scope to selected browse category.

Cheers
Alok Jain
http://www.iPrincipia.com

1 Nov 2006 - 2:35pm
Josh
2006

Interesting question. I would consider having search w/in the browse
categories page as opposed to moving the user to a search page, and would do
a couple things to make it very clear to the user.

1. Have some messaging like "Search within category x" near the search box.
Also would consider placing the search box visually within the actual
category being searched.
2. Render the results of the search within the category and visually display
the category tree or breadcrumb trails above the results. Similar to Y!
Directory.

Josh

1 Nov 2006 - 2:50pm
Carlos Celi
2006

Looks like the interface maybe getting pretty complicated when you're able to go from search to browse, and browse to search. What we do is force users to search and provide browsing(or as we call it Refinement) capabilities within the search results in a browseable manner. However, if you absolutely had to allow the ability for the user to jump into searching while browsing, I would only do it by way of a link (i.e. Search within this category) and instantly switch to the search interface titled "Searching within ABC category". Basically it should be very visually apparent to the user when he's gone from browsing to searching and back. make sense?

Valerie Gomez de la Torre <valeriegomez at gmail.com> wrote:
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Hello all,
I have a question about how to allow to display search results within
a browse categories page.

For example, an application offers both Search and Browse
capabilities. Both designed with pretty standard UI (eg. google search
and dmoz.org browse)

The Browse lists all parent categories and their children.Users can
drill down thru the category trees to view results.

Let's say a user clicks through to a secondary level category and
decides to search within that category.

At this point, would we show these results as being under Search or
under Browse?

Thank you,
Valerie
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1 Nov 2006 - 2:49pm
Valerie Gomez d...
2006

thank you. i will take all of these points back to the team. i really
appreciate your responses.
it helps to have 'backup' :)

cheers!

1 Nov 2006 - 3:52pm
maglez@btintern...
2006

As usual, you should research your audience, is they are mainly IT people whose like the maximum
power up-front, then the search within category could be fine, otherwise don't do it, most people
are used to search or browse but not a mixed one.

Maglez.

--- Alok Jain <alok.ajain1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
> Amazon.com does this, if one searches for something, the left side
> allows narrowing options, and after the first narrowing option it's
> essentially just the browse structure. The search also updates as one
> narrows the result to limit the scope of search to selected category.
>
> The reverse case is also true where one starts with a browse and
> search box is updated to limit the scope to selected browse category.
>
> Cheers
> Alok Jain
> http://www.iPrincipia.com
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1 Nov 2006 - 6:49pm
cfmdesigns
2004

I guess under Search, because this is a Search modifying a Browse, rather than a Browse modifying a Search.

Or consider going off the board to some other means of labelling it. When people are filtering in two dimensions, it is easy for them to lose track of what they are doing.

One app I've worked on allows both Search and Browse at once, done from opposite sides of the catalog listing, and we found that users forgot that they had a search in force that was limiting things, so they couldn't understand the limited results (no results) being returned when they browsed. They repeatedly added an item to the catalog but it never was browsable because of the Search that was blocking it from being shown.

-- Jim

-----Original Message-----
>From: Valerie Gomez de la Torre <valeriegomez at gmail.com>
>
>The Browse lists all parent categories and their children.Users can
>drill down thru the category trees to view results.
>
>Let's say a user clicks through to a secondary level category and
>decides to search within that category.
>
>At this point, would we show these results as being under Search or
>under Browse?

1 Nov 2006 - 5:39pm
bobbynath
2006

..:

Consider the amalgamation of both. Ideally, there are not two isolated
environments. Osmosis between these systems should be fluid and transparent
to the user. Think of "search" as a browse refinement... another dimension
to filter against.
In the end, the core associated tasks are perusal and targeting -- in which,
neither search nor browse should be construed as exclusive modalities. The
idea that search and browse represent discrete mechanisms for a binary canon
of use cases is antiquated and, ultimately, will not scale.

My advice, given a limited understanding your specific application, is to
allow for the constraint of any search query to the active set of results,
and to retain the user's context otherwise (in as much as that is possible).

8 :*

From: Carlos Celi <carlos at nazcadigital.com>
To: Valerie Gomez de la Torre <valeriegomez at gmail.com>,discuss at ixda.org
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] searching within browse
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 11:50:51 -0800 (PST)
>[Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
>Looks like the interface maybe getting pretty complicated when you're able
>to go from search to browse, and browse to search. What we do is force
>users to search and provide browsing(or as we call it Refinement)
>capabilities within the search results in a browseable manner. However, if
>you absolutely had to allow the ability for the user to jump into searching
>while browsing, I would only do it by way of a link (i.e. Search within
>this category) and instantly switch to the search interface titled
>"Searching within ABC category". Basically it should be very visually
>apparent to the user when he's gone from browsing to searching and back.
>make sense?
Valerie Gomez de la Torre <valeriegomez at gmail.com> wrote:
[Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
material.]

Hello all,
I have a question about how to allow to display search results within
a browse categories page.

For example, an application offers both Search and Browse
capabilities. Both designed with pretty standard UI (eg. google search
and dmoz.org browse)

The Browse lists all parent categories and their children.Users can
drill down thru the category trees to view results.

Let's say a user clicks through to a secondary level category and
decides to search within that category.

At this point, would we show these results as being under Search or
under Browse?

Thank you,
Valerie

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1 Nov 2006 - 7:10pm
dmitryn
2004

Not necessarily - it depends on the design as well as the audience.

For one of my recent projects, we built a combined faceted
search/browse interface with Flash, where users could combine search
and filtering on facets in any sequence they desired. The active
elements (filters if selected, search box if text entered) were all
highlighted in the same way. The representative users (non-technical
account executives) all found the interface straightforward and easy
to learn.

Dmitry

On 11/1/06, Miguel Gonzalez <maglez at btinternet.com> wrote:
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
> As usual, you should research your audience, is they are mainly IT people whose like the maximum
> power up-front, then the search within category could be fine, otherwise don't do it, most people
> are used to search or browse but not a mixed one.
>
> Maglez.
>
>
> --- Alok Jain <alok.ajain1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
> >
> > Amazon.com does this, if one searches for something, the left side
> > allows narrowing options, and after the first narrowing option it's
> > essentially just the browse structure. The search also updates as one
> > narrows the result to limit the scope of search to selected category.
> >
> > The reverse case is also true where one starts with a browse and
> > search box is updated to limit the scope to selected browse category.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Alok Jain
> > http://www.iPrincipia.com
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1 Nov 2006 - 7:14pm
Nathan Vincent
2004

Bobby said (amongst other things):

"
My advice, given a limited understanding your specific application, is
to allow for the constraint of any search query to the active set of
results, and to retain the user's context otherwise (in as much as that
is possible).
"

So in other words, follow the approach of DMOZ.org which allows
search-within-bowse and does its best to retain the user's context when
doing so?

- Nathan

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1 Nov 2006 - 10:52pm
bobbynath
2006

..:

Hmm... not quite what I was thinking.
Here's an example that comes to mind:
Check out http://shopping.comcast.net/search_attrib.php/page_id=87 (which
should be home > electronics > audio components > cd changers)

- Click "Denon" in the left hand column. Notice a dashboard labeled
"Selected Filters" is instantiated in the left column, and an option to
remove the refinement variable of "Denon" is provided.
- Now, search for the term "5 disc" using the default dropdown option of
"search current results". Observe that the context has persisted; the only
difference is that the search term has been applied as an additional filter
over the previous set of results. It, like "Denon", can now be
browsed/searched within, and removed as a constraint... if so desired.
- Select "Carousel" under "Disc Mechanism" in the left column. Your results
should reduce to 1 (as the parenthetical binning implied).
- Now, delete the search term from the "Selected Filters" block, and you
will expand your results by three.

This is (part of) the power of multi-dimensional navigation and offering
search/browse as synergistic mechanisms for result refinement, rather than
isolating them as two disparate systems.

8 :*

>From: "Nathan Vincent" <Nathan_Vincent at infosys.com>
>To: <discuss at ixda.org>
>Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] searching within browse
>Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 11:14:38 +1100
>
>[Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
>
>Bobby said (amongst other things):
>
>"
>My advice, given a limited understanding your specific application, is
>to allow for the constraint of any search query to the active set of
>results, and to retain the user's context otherwise (in as much as that
>is possible).
>"
>
>So in other words, follow the approach of DMOZ.org which allows
>search-within-bowse and does its best to retain the user's context when
>doing so?
>
>- Nathan
>
>
>
>
>
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2 Nov 2006 - 3:50pm
dmitryn
2004

On a side note, what Bobby is describing is usually referred to as
faceted browsing and/or faceted search.

Dmitry

On 11/1/06, bobby nath : * <bobbynath at hotmail.com> wrote:
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
>
>
> ..:
>
>
> Hmm... not quite what I was thinking.
> Here's an example that comes to mind:
> Check out http://shopping.comcast.net/search_attrib.php/page_id=87 (which
> should be home > electronics > audio components > cd changers)
>
> - Click "Denon" in the left hand column. Notice a dashboard labeled
> "Selected Filters" is instantiated in the left column, and an option to
> remove the refinement variable of "Denon" is provided.
> - Now, search for the term "5 disc" using the default dropdown option of
> "search current results". Observe that the context has persisted; the only
> difference is that the search term has been applied as an additional filter
> over the previous set of results. It, like "Denon", can now be
> browsed/searched within, and removed as a constraint... if so desired.
> - Select "Carousel" under "Disc Mechanism" in the left column. Your results
> should reduce to 1 (as the parenthetical binning implied).
> - Now, delete the search term from the "Selected Filters" block, and you
> will expand your results by three.
>
> This is (part of) the power of multi-dimensional navigation and offering
> search/browse as synergistic mechanisms for result refinement, rather than
> isolating them as two disparate systems.
>
> 8 :*
>
>
> >From: "Nathan Vincent" <Nathan_Vincent at infosys.com>
> >To: <discuss at ixda.org>
> >Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] searching within browse
> >Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 11:14:38 +1100
> >
> >[Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
> >
> >
> >Bobby said (amongst other things):
> >
> >"
> >My advice, given a limited understanding your specific application, is
> >to allow for the constraint of any search query to the active set of
> >results, and to retain the user's context otherwise (in as much as that
> >is possible).
> >"
> >
> >So in other words, follow the approach of DMOZ.org which allows
> >search-within-bowse and does its best to retain the user's context when
> >doing so?
> >
> >- Nathan
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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3 Nov 2006 - 1:58am
stauciuc
2006

I like it. I wonder if it's because I'm a power user or because it's a good
model or both.

Sebi

On 11/2/06, bobby nath : * <bobbynath at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> material.]
>
>
>
> ..:
>
>
> Hmm... not quite what I was thinking.
> Here's an example that comes to mind:
> Check out http://shopping.comcast.net/search_attrib.php/page_id=87 (which
> should be home > electronics > audio components > cd changers)
>
> - Click "Denon" in the left hand column. Notice a dashboard labeled
> "Selected Filters" is instantiated in the left column, and an option to
> remove the refinement variable of "Denon" is provided.
> - Now, search for the term "5 disc" using the default dropdown option of
> "search current results". Observe that the context has persisted; the
> only
> difference is that the search term has been applied as an additional
> filter
> over the previous set of results. It, like "Denon", can now be
> browsed/searched within, and removed as a constraint... if so desired.
> - Select "Carousel" under "Disc Mechanism" in the left column. Your
> results
> should reduce to 1 (as the parenthetical binning implied).
> - Now, delete the search term from the "Selected Filters" block, and you
> will expand your results by three.
>
> This is (part of) the power of multi-dimensional navigation and offering
> search/browse as synergistic mechanisms for result refinement, rather than
> isolating them as two disparate systems.
>
> 8 :*
>
>
>
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http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/

3 Nov 2006 - 4:30am
maglez@btintern...
2006

Yes me too, but I am a power user as most of us on this forum.

I guess that the best thing to do is to run an usability test, take a bunch of your real final
users and put then through the interface to find out the answer. You don't even need to build up a
prototype, you could use that same web site.

Another way could be by searching for some publication from some team that already have ran this
usability test.

Maglez.

--- Sebi Tauciuc <stauciuc at gmail.com> wrote:

> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
> I like it. I wonder if it's because I'm a power user or because it's a good
> model or both.
>
> Sebi
>
> On 11/2/06, bobby nath : * <bobbynath at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> > material.]
> >
> >
> >
> > ..:
> >
> >
> > Hmm... not quite what I was thinking.
> > Here's an example that comes to mind:
> > Check out http://shopping.comcast.net/search_attrib.php/page_id=87 (which
> > should be home > electronics > audio components > cd changers)
> >
> > - Click "Denon" in the left hand column. Notice a dashboard labeled
> > "Selected Filters" is instantiated in the left column, and an option to
> > remove the refinement variable of "Denon" is provided.
> > - Now, search for the term "5 disc" using the default dropdown option of
> > "search current results". Observe that the context has persisted; the
> > only
> > difference is that the search term has been applied as an additional
> > filter
> > over the previous set of results. It, like "Denon", can now be
> > browsed/searched within, and removed as a constraint... if so desired.
> > - Select "Carousel" under "Disc Mechanism" in the left column. Your
> > results
> > should reduce to 1 (as the parenthetical binning implied).
> > - Now, delete the search term from the "Selected Filters" block, and you
> > will expand your results by three.
> >
> > This is (part of) the power of multi-dimensional navigation and offering
> > search/browse as synergistic mechanisms for result refinement, rather than
> > isolating them as two disparate systems.
> >
> > 8 :*
> >
> >
> >
> --
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3 Nov 2006 - 1:30pm
Josh
2006

A usability test seems like a great answer. There's nothing like data to
help answer a question like this. Doing some good qualitative research could
definitely provide insight into where people get confused and what their
expectations are.

If I recall the original question had to do with the best way to handle
searching within a category-like drill-down navigation where the site has
dedicated search and browse sections. When looking at combining the
functionality, would a better question be: "what is the fastest and surest
way for users of the site to find what they want"?

- Josh

On 11/3/06, Miguel Gonzalez <maglez at btinternet.com> wrote:
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>
> Yes me too, but I am a power user as most of us on this forum.
>
> I guess that the best thing to do is to run an usability test, take a
> bunch of your real final
> users and put then through the interface to find out the answer. You don't
> even need to build up a
> prototype, you could use that same web site.
>
> Another way could be by searching for some publication from some team that
> already have ran this
> usability test.
>
> Maglez.
>
>
>
> --- Sebi Tauciuc <stauciuc at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
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> >
> > I like it. I wonder if it's because I'm a power user or because it's a
> good
> > model or both.
> >
> > Sebi
> >
> > On 11/2/06, bobby nath : * <bobbynath at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> > > material.]
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ..:
> > >
> > >
> > > Hmm... not quite what I was thinking.
> > > Here's an example that comes to mind:
> > > Check out http://shopping.comcast.net/search_attrib.php/page_id=87(which
> > > should be home > electronics > audio components > cd changers)
> > >
> > > - Click "Denon" in the left hand column. Notice a dashboard labeled
> > > "Selected Filters" is instantiated in the left column, and an option
> to
> > > remove the refinement variable of "Denon" is provided.
> > > - Now, search for the term "5 disc" using the default dropdown option
> of
> > > "search current results". Observe that the context has persisted; the
> > > only
> > > difference is that the search term has been applied as an additional
> > > filter
> > > over the previous set of results. It, like "Denon", can now be
> > > browsed/searched within, and removed as a constraint... if so desired.
> > > - Select "Carousel" under "Disc Mechanism" in the left column. Your
> > > results
> > > should reduce to 1 (as the parenthetical binning implied).
> > > - Now, delete the search term from the "Selected Filters" block, and
> you
> > > will expand your results by three.
> > >
> > > This is (part of) the power of multi-dimensional navigation and
> offering
> > > search/browse as synergistic mechanisms for result refinement, rather
> than
> > > isolating them as two disparate systems.
> > >
> > > 8 :*
> > >
> > >
> > >
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4 Nov 2006 - 1:59am
dmitryn
2004

http://flamenco.berkeley.edu/pubs.html

The CHI 2003 paper details such a test. The most recent paper, Design
Recommendations for Hierarchical Faceted Search Interfaces, seems to
be a good summary for designers.

Dmitry

On 11/3/06, Miguel Gonzalez <maglez at btinternet.com> wrote:
>
> Another way could be by searching for some publication from some team that already have ran this
> usability test.
>
> Maglez.

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