Here’s some of the pages I’ve tagged on Del.icio.us today.
Improve the usability of search-results pages(tags: usability search searchresults IA interactiondesign ID) Search: Visible and Simple (Alertbox)First Results Page is Golden. Users almost never look beyond the second page of search results. It is thus essential that your search prioritize results in a useful way and that all the most important hits appear on the first page. (tags: usability search searchresults IA interactiondesign ID jakob) Search and you MAY find (Alert Box)(tags: usability search searchresults IA interactiondesign ID Jakob) Functioning Form – Innovations in Search Results Pages(tags: usability search searchresults IA interactiondesign ID) 37signals » 37BetterGoogle (search engine results)(tags: usability search searchresults IA interactiondesign ID) A List Apart: Articles: Enhance Usability by Highlighting Search Terms(tags: usability search searchresults IA interactiondesign ID) Simplify & Sort for Better Searches (Web Design & Usability)50% of users head straight to your site search according to Jakob Nielson Usability News – 4.1 2002 — Paging vs. Scrolling: Looking for the Best Way toPresent Search ResultsOverall, the fifty-link condition had the fastest search time and was most preferred. It is possible this is because this layout required only a limited amount of paging (only two pages). Conversely, the hundred-link condition was by far least preferred. (tags: interactiondesign search searchresults usability ID) Mental Models For Search Are Getting Firmer (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)(tags: design IA jakob Nielsen usability search searchresults) On Beyond Help: User Assistance and the User InterfaceIt is well accepted that understanding the users and a thorough analysis of their goals and tasks is a prerequisite for usability. To produce a document, online information or knowledge base that is truly usable, the designer and writer must also consider (tags: help search browse query interactiondesign usability) Effective Search Results (Bohmann Usability)Basic errors with presentation of information are quite common. The errors should be avoided because they lead to more user errors. (tags: search searchresults interactiondesign usability) Alex Bosworth’s Weblog: 10 Places You Must Use Ajax(tags: ajax examples web2.0) Taking A Content Inventory(tags: contentinventory informationarchitecture) ProgrammableWeb: Web 2.0 Reference Center(tags: web2.0) WEB 2.0 or NOT? – How Web 2.0 Are You?(tags: web2.0)