Leveraging the Power of Site Search to Improve UX


This short course explores the different implementations of site search and how technical capabilities shape the experience. We’ll look at 3 different search approaches and examine how the technology of each affects the user experience supplemented by discussion of what is required to implement each approach.

The course will take place in hourly sessions over four weeks.

Course Outline:

  • Anatomy of Site Search
  • Considerations of Search Implementation
  • Database Query Site Search
  • Search Queries
  • Page-based Results
  • Product / Database Searches
  • Faceted Search
  • Auto-complete and Other Interface Considerations


Course Dates: 

January 27, February 3, February 10, and February 17 at 12:00 – 1:00 EST

Course Registration Rates: 

UXPA Members and Students: $100

Non-Members: $200

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About Tor Johnson

Tor Johnson has over 20 years of experience in the engineering and design spaces.  He’s led project teams that combine developers and designers on projects ranging from commercial, e-commerce, to federal properties. He has worked as a back-end developer, front-end developer, dev ops engineer, user experience manager, and interactive designer. In addition, he combined his passion for technology with teaching at General Assembly for the past 6 years, including classes on Front End Web Development, Cyber Security, and Digital Marketing.