Media praise for Search Patterns

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"Search Patterns is a playful guide to the practical concerns of search interface design. It contains a bonanza of screenshots and illustrations that capture the best of today’s design practices and presents a fresh perspective on the broader role of search and discovery. "
-- Marti Hearst, Professor, UC Berkeley and Author, Search User Interfaces

"Search Patterns is a delight to read -- very thoughtful and thought provoking. It's the most comprehensive survey of designing effective search experiences I've seen. "
-- Irene Au, Director of User Experience, Google

"I love this book! Thanks to Peter and Jeffery, I now know that search (yes, boring old yucky who cares search) is one of the coolest ways around of looking at the world. "
-- Dan Roam, Author, The Back of the Napkin

"It's not often I come across a book that asks profound questions about a fundamental human activity, and then proceeds to answer those questions with practical observations and suggestions. Search Patterns is an expedition into the heart of the web and human cognition, and for me it was a delightful journey that delivered scores of insights. "
-- Dave Gray, Founder and Chairman, XPLANE

"Search is swiftly transforming everything we know, yet people don't understand how mavens design search: by stacking breadcrumbs, scenting widgets, and keeping eyeballs on the engine. I urge you to put your eyeballs on this unique and important book. "
-- Bruce Sterling, Writer, Futurist, and Co-Founder, The Electronic Frontier Foundation

"As one who searches a lot (and often ends up frustrated), Search Patterns is a revelation. "
-- Nigel Holmes, Designer, Theorist, and Principal, Explanation Graphics

"Search Patterns is a fabulous must-have book! Inside, you'll learn the why's and where's of practically every modern search design trick and technique. "
-- Jared Spool, CEO and Founder, User Interface Engineering

"It is superbly written..."
-- Ira Laefsky, Amazon.com

"This book makes a good job in cataloging and exploring a wide range of search applications...Its writing style is quite smart and easy to follow, and the book also succeeds to keep a good equilibrium between textual and visual contributions."
-- Giuseppe Pizzimenti, aNobii

"Not only is this a fun book to read, but it is really useful, particularly in communicating about both the conceptual and nuts-and-bolts aspects of search design.building for people... For the beginner interested in learning how to build search, Search Patterns is an excellent introduction. "
-- James Pyles, Million Chimpanzees

"This book is a monumental achievement. The authors have provided a guidebook to a largely unexplored and immensely important territory. Reading it requires attention, effort, and exploration."
-- Richard Mateosian, IEEE Micro, March/April 2010 Issue

"It's an excellent, must-read book for the user experience community."
-- Experientia.com

"...I'd recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about search and especially more about how to design could search interfaces."
-- Professor Tom Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, Information Research

"Any library strong in web design must have this search-specific reference."
-- Diane Donovan, The Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

"Search Patterns is an absolutely outstanding book. I don’t get excited about search-related books very often but this one totally captivated me."
-- Sol Lederman, Federated Search Blog



"I love this book! Thanks to Peter and Jeffery, I now know that search (yes, boring old yucky who cares search) is one of the coolest ways around of looking at the world. "
--Dan Roam, Author, The Back of the Napkin