Live Filter: Re-inventing Search

We propose that for many problem domains, the basic concept of filtering is now much more appropriate than searching. With a search, you start off with nothing and potentially end up with nothing. Counter to this approach is filtering, where we present everything available, and then encourage the user to progressively remove what they do not need. Using Ajax to provide immediate feedback, we can display the number of results a user can expect to see if they were to submit their query at this moment.

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2 Responses to Live Filter: Re-inventing Search
  1. John Seznam
    September 6, 2006 | 8:14 pm

    Hello, this is a very good blog and i like it more with every day. Thanx for it, keep writing about AJAX =)

  2. Eddy
    September 6, 2006 | 4:23 am


    check out for a good example of this pattern.