I have just read Search Patterns, a collaboration by Peter Morville of Semantic Studios, and Jefferey Callendar of Q LTD in ebook form from O'Reilly Books. The print version will be available soon, but it's worth buying the print/ebook version to get a first look at what Morville and Callendar have wrought.
Search Patterns is a comprehensively written and beautifully illustrated compendium covering every aspect of SEARCH filled with original art and copious screen-shot examples that make this book a treasure trove of valuable insight and commentary from Morville's perspective as a well-respected Information Architect. As the author opines in the book:
"Search Patterns challenges us to invent the future of discovery while serving as a practical guide to help us make search applications better today."
I intend to accept the author's cartoon invitation below to learn more at their companion website. Search Patterns: Design for Discovery:
Search Patterns: Design for Discovery: "Search Patterns challenges us to invent the future of discovery while serving as a practical guide to help us make search applications better today."