Search Patterns is a playful guide to the practical concerns of search interface design. It contains a bonanza of screenshots and illustrations that capture the best of todays design practices and presents a fresh perspective on the broader role of search and discovery.
-- Marti Hearst, Professor, UC Berkeley and Author, Search User Interfaces(Marti Hearst)
Search Patterns is a delight to read -- very thoughtful and thought provoking. It's the most comprehensive survey of designing effective search experiences I've seen.
-- Irene Au, Director of User Experience, Google(Irene Au)
I love this book! Thanks to Peter and Jeffery, I now know that search (yes, boring old yucky who cares search) is one of the coolest ways around of looking at the world.
-- Dan Roam, Author, The Back of the Napkin(Dan Roam)
About the Author
Peter Morville is president of Semantic Studios, an information architecture, user experience, and findability consultancy. Since 1994, he has advised such clients as AT&T, Harvard, IBM, the Library of Congress, Microsoft, the National Cancer Institute, Vodafone, and the Weather Channel. Peter is best known as a founding father of information architecture, having co-authored the field's best-selling book, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web. Peter has served on the faculty at the University of Michigan's School of Information and on the advisory board of the Information Architecture Institute. He delivers keynotes and seminars at international events, and his work has been featured in major publications including Business Week, The Economist, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal. You can contact Peter Morville by email (email@example.com). You can also find him online at semanticstudios.com, findability.org, and searchpatterns.org.
Jeff Callender is vice president and design director of Q LTD, a strategic design consultancy with a global reach. Jeff is focused on bringing clarity to everyday graphic communications that promote positive user experiences. His wide body of work includes design for brand identity, user interface, print collateral, packaging, tradeshow, and exhibit graphics for a variety of clients including AT&T, Converse, Dow, NuStep, Jensen, ProQuest, and SIGGRAPH. Jeff has taught graphic design at the University of Michigan and lectured at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the SIGGRAPH Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.