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Hal Shubin <[log in to unmask]>
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Hal Shubin <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 13 Feb 1997 20:03:27 -0500
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>My colleague disagrees.  He believes that the search mechanism is an
>independently valid and appropriate navigation strategy, and its use
>should be seen as such.

I agree with your colleague. One thing about the Web is that there's a lot
of information, and it takes time to search even a well-designed site. If
you're on a hunt for something, you might not want to spend any time
exploring, prefering to use the (no doubt well-designed) search tool.

Time for some user testing?

                                        -- hs

A friend wrote a paper on UI design and searching with Ben Schneiderman. It
might be relevant (although I'll admit that I haven't read it yet...) --
http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january97/retrieval/01shneiderman.html

Hal Shubin, Interaction Design, Inc.
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