Relevance tuning in the search domain. What is it exactly?

First thing first! Let’s get rid of the bullshit bingo lingo: “Relevancy tuning” in search is a fancy description for something that’s not very magical, even if it sounds like just that. It’s about getting the right results on top of your search result. End of story. If somebody asks you a question, you should [...]

The seasonal recipe app: Tapping into the mental model

Our mental model for the seasonal recipe app is helping people use the best ingredients for any particular time of year is the goal for our little demo search app. Since a lot of people in Norway actually go into the nature and forage, fetch, pick, shoot and fish their own food, we wanted to [...]

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 [...]

Five quick design improvements to your search design

OK. I know you want it. Quick fixes to make your search results look better. These five points will not give you a perfect or necessarily user friendly search results page … but maybe it will be a bit better than before. 1. Enlarge your search box! Why are you hiding it ? Screenshot:  [...]

Blog post from the CEO

One of the pleasures of leading Comperio is that I get a chance to meet a lot of interesting people with exciting ideas. Their undertakings span from how to improve productivity through better information access in an intranet, how to boost revenues and profits in an eCommerce solution through supportive shopping guides and a customer-centric [...]


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