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Book search and glanceability

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bookslivesearch.jpgSomebody I was talking to recently mentioned that they liked they way Microsoft implemented book search. In particular they mentioned the visual presentation of where in a book matched search terms occurred.
I had a look. Here is a screen capture of the first result in a search done this afternoon Ireland and globalization.
It is indeed quite nice. Another example of glanceabiity: a measure of how quickly and easily a visual design communicates useful information.
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