The amount of information available on the internet has grown unabated over the years. With internet users using web search systems as a starting point into the internet, understanding the tasks involved in a web search is important to designing appropriate interfaces. This paper investigates existing studies on search interfaces. It identifies important task interactions and reports key points that need to be considered in interface design. In defining a design guide for web search interfaces, it argues the need to address specific key points in order to promote a positive user search experience with the potential to achieve better search results.
Proceedings of 'Integration, Interaction, Innovation, Immersion, Inclusion', the Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (OZCHI 2012), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 26-30 November 2012,