Simple and powerful. Human. Fast. These were guiding principles for the latest version of Live Search. The new release affected not only the core Live Search engine, but also additional components of the Redmond company's web search services including news, video search, health search and products seach. The revamped search experience is not limited to an under-the-hood evolution, as Evan Malahy, Designer, Live Search revealed, also featuring relevant changes in terms of design. Placing a strong focus on design as a critical aspect of the search product.
- Simple and powerful is about getting just enough, having information and tools when you need them, and revealing functionality without being overwhelmed.
- Being human reminds us that all good products speak to people and we should always design for them.
- Being fast has particular relevance to search where so much depends on rolling up the world of information to support people's countless other activities and passions.
Windows Live, Live Search, Microsoft, Design