design patterns

How to monetize with a zero result strategy!

In Comperio, we create and develop a lot of interesting search solutions for our customers. The UX designers do user interviews, create personas, user stories, concepts analysis and interaction design. The developers follow up with content analysis, installation of software, configuration, development, and a lot of relevancy tuning: “How can we ensure that the right [...]

Et bedre personsøk

Jeg har laget mange internsøk de siste årene. Og i brukerintervjuene vi har gjennomført i forprosjektene, har vi funnet at de aller fleste leter etter mennesker: Enten etter et telefonnummer, eller etter eksperten på et fagområde. Målet vårt er ofte å lage en “intern Google” for kundene våre. Det betyr at vi må forstå hva [...]

Better people search

For the last year I have made a few internal searches. Almost every user interview I attend, we find that people are looking for people. Either a colleague’s phone number or email, or an expert on a specific field area. Our goal is often to make “an internal Google” for our customers. That indicates that [...]

Ideas on user driven content and search

What do you do when you have  a lot of content, but not many users interacting with it? Ideas for Comoyo on how to go from boring lists to a suggestion engine, letting the users do the heavy lifting. User driven content and search Check out the presentation on LinkedIn: “Ideas on how to find [...]

Redesigning Netflix – using the Phi spiral

Last week my colleague, Espen Klem, wrote a post about designing a better search result using a visual relevancy-hierarchy building on the Phi spiral. I thought I’d test it out. I decided to use a website that lots of people use – or at least; a kind of page that people could relate to. So I [...]

Visual relevancy hierarchy creating a better search result using the Phi spiral?

Today, most search solutions will give you the results as a list from 1 to 10. Problem is, they’re not very appealing, and don’t do the task at hand very well. At the top of the list, it’s okay. Number 1 gets most clicks, number 2 a little less, number three even less, but then [...]

Tiles: the new search result?

100% of the users know they are looking for a document and not a colleague. So why are we showing them both documents and people in the same search result? A few weeks ago, my colleague Harald and I carried out user interviews at a customer for their “internal Google” solution. Before starting to developing [...]

In Relevance We Trust

Relevance-based sorting has been the modus operandi for search solutions in the enterprise for quite a while. Even so, many search GUIs still provide alternate sorting based on static metadata. Are we now finally reaching a point where that fall-back is no longer needed? I think so.

Ultimate Reading List for Search UX Practitioners

Enthusiastic search technology and UX practitioners have no shortage of inspiring books to adorn their bedside tables. Countless books on information architecture, interaction design, user testing and design documentation could keep you occupied well into the next wave of occupational fads. If you have read everything else of interest – and want to pump yourself up [...]


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