Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Live search explained

The benefits of Live Search ...

"Trend: Live search will gradually replace traditional search in web applications. As mainstream programs such as Windows Vista matures up to release, and live search is deeply integrated, we can expect more web pages implementing live search. Apple’s Spotlight and MSN Desktop Search uses the same Live search paradigm that we’ll probably see a lot more in the year to come.

My post from yesterday has more on different examples of live search usage. Let me just explain the difference between live search and traditional search.

...Live search: The search user interface is identical to traditional search. But results are fetched whenever the user “hesitates” — for instance stop typing for a brief moment. An example of this is Google Suggest where the most popular results are presented as-you-type."   continued ...   (Via justaddwater)

Google Suggest - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Google Suggest.


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