So as some of you may know, or not know, I recently became a part owner of a little startup based in texas, Seekum.com. I’m only a minority stakeholder/shareholder, but I am the new creative director for said startup. With that in mind, I am going to create a tangential series here on the designing of a search engine (from a GUI/interface perspective, not code, that I leave to Mike and Ramsey to discuss that end). Seekum for those of you not aware is a social search engine that uses continuous live user feedback to help refine the search queries you get from standard searches.Anyway, this is going to be a multi-part series, in each section/installment I will discuss the different parts of the site and why I chose to design it that way. I will also try and discuss the business reasons for each design choice as they become relevant.In the meantime, you can play around with the unstyled version of seekum.com by clicking here.

5 Comments

  1. I like the idea. Had no idea you had a secret project happening.
    I’m not going to bug you with questions but I couldn’t actually get any search results. I kept getting an error.

    But i read the about and other pages and think it’s a cool idea. Power to the people, indeed.

  2. I like the idea. Had no idea you had a secret project happening.
    I’m not going to bug you with questions but I couldn’t actually get any search results. I kept getting an error.

    But i read the about and other pages and think it’s a cool idea. Power to the people, indeed.

  3. Char,
    Well it wasn’t my secret project, i sort of fell into this very quickly after a previous blog posting here. I will have the others in the group check to see why the database is breaking like that.

    glad to hear you like the concept.

  4. Char,
    Well it wasn’t my secret project, i sort of fell into this very quickly after a previous blog posting here. I will have the others in the group check to see why the database is breaking like that.

    glad to hear you like the concept.

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