September 21st, 2009
You want your users to successfully sift through all of your site content, quickly and effectively. Faceted search delivers on that promise.
Duration: 33m | 17MB
Recorded: August, 2009
Brian Christiansen, UIE Podcast Producer
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A few weeks back we held a UIE Virtual Seminar with Pete Bell and Daniel Tunkelang of Endeca. These guys are the experts we go to when talking about designing for facets. As always, we had a number of excellent questions from the live audience that we couldn’t attend to during the seminar, so I got together with Pete and Daniel to record this podcast and cover a number of those remaining questions.
If you didn’t attend the live seminar, and are interested in how to make the jump from a standard on-site search to faceted search, then you’ll still enjoy this podcast. If you find yourself wanting more afterward, don’t forget you can still purchase a recording of the session for another 90 minutes of Faceted Search.
During the podcast, Adam asked Pete and Daniel to dig into these questions:
- Should we show counts for each facet? What about when using multiple selection?
- Can you elaborate on the mixing and matching of precision and recall results to construct facets?
- Is there a best practice for deselecting facets?
- Most search interfaces assume a flat list of results. What happens when you mix up different types of results, and how would you distribute them across a page?
Tune in to hear more about designing for facets. Still have questions? Start the discussion in our comments, below.Tweet