Monday, May 09, 2005

Mental Models For Search Are Getting Firmer (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Mental Models For Search Are Getting Firmer (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
Deviating from this expected design almost always causes usability problems. Sites that separate out some search results and place them in boxes risk having these links overlooked because users often assume they're ads. Instead, such "best bets" should be the first items in the linear list.