Hi, we're starting a series of user interface design projects (on this page, check them out!), and one of them that's upcoming is for our "advanced search" pages. A LOT of work during the past summer's Rails Girls Summer of Code (#rgsoc) went into overhauling our search code, and we are in a great position to now begin working on lots of detailed refinements on top of that foundation.
What kind of feedback?
Here's an example: when I visit http://publiclab.org/search and enter something and press enter, I feel like it's not responding. Maybe I expect to see a spinner or some feedback that my search has "begun":
So, what I want to note is:
- what I saw that I felt could be better (an observation)
- the goal I want to achieve (feedback that the site is doing something)
- an idea for improvement (a spinner icon!)
Using this framework, what are some observations and suggestions for how we can improve our search page at https://publiclab.org/search/ ?
Thank you for helping to make PublicLab.org a better place!