Help with designing a search experience

21 Sep 2011 - 5:56pm
2 years ago
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Ally
2010

I have to improve and modify the search experience of the site I work for. Its one of the key features of our site.

Would anyone be able to point me to resources that could provide insight or provide any feedback on designing a good search flow? Similar to browsing and purchasing an item on Amazon or eBay...

Thank you for your help.

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22 Sep 2011 - 4:38am
Ifraz
2011

Faceted search is probably best when there are vast amounts of products with different attributes. But all products will have to be tagged accordingly for this to work. Engage with users to work out attributes/facetes that could be specifc for your domain. 

22 Sep 2011 - 5:31pm
jordancssl
2010

Check out a new book, Designing Search, which is focused on the ecommerce context.  They've got a link to read the forward for free.

http://findability.org/archives/000646.php

Good luck.Jordan

2 Nov 2011 - 1:29pm
Ally
2010

Thanks.

I bought the book and one more called search patterns.

 

Ally

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