Sorting out searching: a user-interface framework for text searches

Ben Shneiderman, Donald Byrd, W. Bruce Croft
1998 Communications of the ACM  
Current user interfaces for textual database searching leave much to be desired: individually, they are often confusing, and as a group, they are seriously inconsistent. We propose a four-phase framework for user-interface design. The framework provides common structure and terminology for searching while preserving the distinct features of individual collections and search mechanisms.
doi:10.1145/273035.273069 fatcat:kjmx7nmuirfqrkmquonyf2vlv4