Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Does Search Need to be in the Upper Right?

Discussing the benefits of search box locations ...

Recently, in a paper entitled Where’s the Search? Re-examining User Expectations of Web Objects, A. Dawn Shaikh and Kelsi Lenz revisit a previous study where they looked at user’s expectations for certain standard features of a web site, such as the "Back to home" link, the search box, the "About this site" link, and advertisements.

For example, when they asked their 142 study participants to signify where they’d expect a link that brought you back to the home page, 44% chose the upper left corner.

44% of participants said they expected upper left corner for the "Back To Home" link."   continued ...   (Via UIE Brain Sparks)

Search Location Results - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Search Location Results


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