The Knowledge UX team (Google Search) was exploring the concept of an immersive search query experience for top research topics. The query I chose was “World Religion”. Once immersed in the knowledge panel, users could explore a consistent presentation of information for various subtopics.
Home screen and a cover of subtopic.
Once a user had immersed in a sub topic, information was rolled up into information paths, such as Demographics and History. This content was comprised of top search results from trusted sources.
Subtopic information paths.
Working as a designer on one of the world’s most trafficked pages on the internet came with many challenges. Redesigning pagination on the mobile search results page was a seemingly small, but monumental effort.
All pagination controls rolled up into a single card which made for a clean presentation and an easily tappable surface that fit perfectly in rhythm with a newly implemented card UI. Research showed that if a user has to interact with pagination the overwhelming majority would only navigate to page 2. This design optimized for the "next page" case and used progressive disclosure to show more controls once the user hit pages 2 and 3+.
Progressive disclosure and redlines.
One of the largest launches I was able to participate in was adding “cards” to Google Search. I worked closely as the point of contact with a team of engineers to make sure every detail was perfect.
Redline sent to engineers to "cardify" Search.
Monroe was an exploration in beautifying Google Search through visual and motion design. Much of the exploratory thinking and prototyping that came from this project inspired what became the Material Design Specification.
A still image from a Monroe prototype.
Date: 2013 - 2014
Role: UI Designer
Team: Knowledge UX