As I have mentioned in several of my posts, I have some real issues with the way search results are presented to me. Okay, search is infinitely better that it was 10 or 15 years ago. At least the first 2 pages of results are not porn sites usually. But why hasn’t the user interface for working with these results gotten any better? I still see the exact same UI I did many years ago – 10 items, next, 10 items next….
How does this help me find anything? If I never search for anything that isn’t immediately obvious from the first 2 or 3 hits, then this is useless. But if I am searching for something of the nature of “I will know what it looks like when I find it”, or if I am actually researching a topic, I need a better UI for working with search results.