[OT] New Book: Search User Interfaces

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[OT] New Book: Search User Interfaces

Ian Holsman (Lists)
not directly related to SOLR I know.. but I think most people would find
it interesting.


http://searchuserinterfaces.com/book/


from the preface:

Search is an integral part of peoples' online lives; people turn to
search engines for help with a wide range of needs and desires, from
satisfying idle curiousity to finding life-saving health remedies, from
learning about medieval art history to finding video game solutions and
pop music lyrics. Web search engines are now the second most frequently
used online computer application, after email. Not long ago, most
software applications did not contain a search module. Today, search is
fully integrated into operating systems and is viewed as an essential
part of most information systems.

Many books on information retrieval describe the algorithms behind
search engines and information retrieval systems. By contrast, this book
focuses on the human users of search systems and the tool they use to
interact with them: the search user interface. Because of their global
reach, search user interfaces must be understandable by and appealing to
a wide variety of people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds, and for
an enormous variety of information needs.


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Re: [OT] New Book: Search User Interfaces

Matt Mitchell
This is great! Thanks for this.

Matt

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 12:30 AM, Ian Holsman <[hidden email]> wrote:

> not directly related to SOLR I know.. but I think most people would find it
> interesting.
>
>
> http://searchuserinterfaces.com/book/
>
>
> from the preface:
>
> Search is an integral part of peoples' online lives; people turn to search
> engines for help with a wide range of needs and desires, from satisfying
> idle curiousity to finding life-saving health remedies, from learning about
> medieval art history to finding video game solutions and pop music lyrics.
> Web search engines are now the second most frequently used online computer
> application, after email. Not long ago, most software applications did not
> contain a search module. Today, search is fully integrated into operating
> systems and is viewed as an essential part of most information systems.
>
> Many books on information retrieval describe the algorithms behind search
> engines and information retrieval systems. By contrast, this book focuses on
> the human users of search systems and the tool they use to interact with
> them: the search user interface. Because of their global reach, search user
> interfaces must be understandable by and appealing to a wide variety of
> people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds, and for an enormous variety of
> information needs.
>
>
>
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Re: [OT] New Book: Search User Interfaces

Walter Underwood, Netflix
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Pay attention to this book. Marti Hearst was doing faceted search a decade
ago. --wunder

On 6/28/09 9:30 PM, "Ian Holsman" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> not directly related to SOLR I know.. but I think most people would find
> it interesting.
>
>
> http://searchuserinterfaces.com/book/
>
>
> from the preface:
>
> Search is an integral part of peoples' online lives; people turn to
> search engines for help with a wide range of needs and desires, from
> satisfying idle curiousity to finding life-saving health remedies, from
> learning about medieval art history to finding video game solutions and
> pop music lyrics. Web search engines are now the second most frequently
> used online computer application, after email. Not long ago, most
> software applications did not contain a search module. Today, search is
> fully integrated into operating systems and is viewed as an essential
> part of most information systems.
>
> Many books on information retrieval describe the algorithms behind
> search engines and information retrieval systems. By contrast, this book
> focuses on the human users of search systems and the tool they use to
> interact with them: the search user interface. Because of their global
> reach, search user interfaces must be understandable by and appealing to
> a wide variety of people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds, and for
> an enormous variety of information needs.
>
>