Site Design: DuckDuckGo(next.duckduckgo.com)

over 7 years ago from Dan Boland

  • Sam Pierce LollaSam Pierce Lolla, over 7 years ago

    to help users map their discoveries as they go through the different results

    Interesting, could you give an example of this? Just trying to understand better.

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    • Mathieu MayerMathieu Mayer, over 7 years ago

      Pasting an excerpt of an article I think you will find interesting:

      • Lack of orientation and spatial reference: In a paginated scheme users can set a simple visual reference to orient themselves through the content of the page and mark the places where something of interest is found, so it’s possible to quickly return there later. There could be users who feel lost or confused not knowing where they really are or missing what they were looking for.
      • Loss of the user’s last position in the stream of data, when the refresh or the back button is pushed. Since the infinite scrolling aims to show large amounts of entries, it should be implemented also a way to retrieve the actual position in the list, to avoid frustrating situations. Most of complaints against endless pages refer to these two last points as the users were losing control over the page they visit.

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      An example of search optimized infinite scrolling pattern (but I'm still not convinced... Research shows how heavy used is the back button on search)

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