Index; Search legend
It is currently not possible for users to conduct full text searches using keywords.
Replace the current Search legend with a “Super Search” form which includes a simple keyword search function here.
It is currently not possible for users to search on terms that are not included in the Index, e.g. scripture references such as “1 Peter”.
|Figure 8—1: no free-text search feature|
Where would you click to search on all inclusions of scripture verses from 1 Peter?
Where would you click to search for all records with scripture verses from 1 Peter ?
Initial click test result ('before')
September 2011: 89 responses.
|Figure 8—2: Before|
The publication's home page is now quite configurable, and contains a box to search on article titles (with a jQuery powered auto-complete function), as well as a conventional free-text search.
|Figure 8—3: not one but two search boxes (three if you include the full site search)|
Follow-up click test result ('after')
November 2011: 330 responses.
|Figure 8—4: After|
The article title search box on the main left panel attracted some clicks (erroneously) but the clear majority plumped for the correct sidebar option, with a few going for the wider site search at the head of the page. Search is so important that having a couple of options is a strength, but there must be swift feedback if a user is entering the wrong kind of information; for instance, using the article title search to look for a keyword.
Bruce Tate, Project Manager
Donna Baillie, Project Officer