May 09, 2008

Great redesign: a helpful search bar

Information architect Lou Rosenfeld has written about search analytics, highlighting how a small number of popular search queries account for a large proportion of total searches. His (quite logical) advice is to make those topics easy to find.

The University of Chicago recently redesigned their central site,, and they added a list of frequently-requested pages to the search bar. The list appears only when you click on the search field:
Search bar on showing contextual links to frequently accessed pages (directory, course schedules...) that appear when the search field is active

May 9, 2008 01:25 AM

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