I think the obvious question, which has already been stated in the previous posts, is will our changes to the interface help make the site easier to navigate. I think this answer should be obvious too. Ofcourse we should be able to make beneficial changes to the interface. We are specifically looking at what we found, through interviews, of what was good and bad about the site as it is now. Correcting the issues we found should lead to a more successful website. We are using a combination of already successful websites and applications to improve SearchMe.com. Our group as a whole liked to idea of SearchMe.com and did not want to stray away from the original idea, so instead we just updated it by adding influences from other search engines, primarily Google.
Though we believe that our additions and updates of the website will be successful, we have tested and will be testing more the prototype we created to make sure that everything runs smooth.