Monday, February 01, 2010

Search Patterns - A Visual feast for students of SEARCH


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:




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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."

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