Re: [SearchCoP] Search Patterns by Morville & Callender
- It is complementary to Marti Hearst's book: http://searchuserinterfaces.com/Marti's book approaches the UI from the research foundations up, Peter's book from the screen down. Peter's book is better for people who are strongly visually-oriented, but I think it is best to have both books. There is very little published on the subject, so those two books are a pretty complete library.wunderOn Mar 19, 2011, at 9:48 PM, Matt Moore wrote:
Has anyone read this book? http://searchpatterns.org/
If so, what was your take on it?
I thought the introductory framework around the search experience was very
The patterns section is good but a bit messy.
The final scenarios are interesting (and the satire on Berners-Lee's semantic
web is quite funny).
It's an interesting resource for tackling search-related issues but it doesn't
tell you how to,say, implement enterprise search.
Over to you?
- Thanks Walter.I have had some mixed responses off-list about the Morville book. I think a total search head would find it woefully shallow. But for those working in information management, IA or web design; I think it presents some common issues in a very accessible way.I also like the effort put into producing a visually appealing book.I will browse the Hearst book online when I get a moment...