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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 todays design practices and presents a fresh perspective on the broader role of search and discovery. "
"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. "
"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. "
"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. "
"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. "
"As one who searches a lot (and often ends up frustrated), Search Patterns is a revelation. "
"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. "
"It is superbly written..."
-- , 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."
-- , 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. "
-- , 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."
-- , IEEE Micro, March/April 2010 Issue
"It's an excellent, must-read book for the user experience community."
"...I'd recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about search and especially more about how to design could search interfaces."
-- , Information Research
"Any library strong in web design must have this search-specific reference."
-- , The Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf
"Search Patterns is an absolutely outstanding book. I dont get excited about search-related books very often but this one totally captivated me."
-- , Federated Search Blog