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Better search interface

I'm currently working on an app that does search in a limited domain (travel). The current interface is via a dialog textbox, where the user enters sentences or phrases as queries. While natural language offers lots of flexibility I'm realizing this kind of interface is inherently problematic. First, parsing the natural language can be tricky as there are many possibilities. Second, and probably more important, it's a blind interface. We have various types of data and functionality on how to search and present it. It becomes a kind of guessing game whether the user can form a search query that will hit our data and search capabilities. Unless they happen to hit pay dirt it becomes frustrating for the user. At the same time it feels like the user isn't seeing the best of what we can do for them. I'm sure I'm not the first to run into this. Do you have experience/ideas/research on how to improve/replace such an interface? Thanks
posted by blueyellow on Nov 17, 2012 - 10 answers

The 'Fox meet the Cleansing Fire

Where can I find an exhaustive list of possible userChrome.css selectors for Firefox (especially FF4)? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 22, 2011 - 3 answers

How do I tweak Windows 7 to make it behave more like XP?

How do I tweak Windows 7 to make it behave more like XP? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity on Jan 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Are we going to lose 'mouseover' on touchscreen computers?

What user interface 'technique' is available (or may come to be available) on touch screen based devices that replicates the 'mouseover' function of a traditional computer? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 on Feb 1, 2010 - 20 answers

MY EYES MY EYES - help me avoid the WordPress interface and still post to my blog.

I don't like the WordPress 2.5 look and feel. I am not interested in switching CMSes. What are my options for basic postings to my blog with minimal interaction with the WordPress interface? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jun 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Fixing Firefox

Making Firefox behave like a Mac application... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 13, 2006 - 6 answers

Kiosk and wayfinding design specialists! What is unique to your task that does not overlap with web UI and Interaction design?

Design for Kiosks / Interactive wayfinding systems. What are the unique factors to consider? [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Jul 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Seeking books about human-computer interaction or user interface design

Has anyone ever read any books, etc. about human-computer interaction or user interface design that were particularly worthwhile? [more inside]
posted by jeb on Jul 29, 2004 - 20 answers

Anyone have any recommendations of firms that do UI makeovers? What could I get for around $5,000?

UI design question -- I have a Windows application, basically a frontend to a database, whose interface has mututated over the years, through various "enhancements," to the point that it's almost unusable by the non-technical people for whom it exists. Anyone have any recommendations of firms that do UI makeovers? What could I get for around $5,000?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on May 3, 2004 - 4 answers

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