Will our prototype make it easier and more enjoyable for people to use searchme.com?
The site is currently designed in a way that makes many of the features hidden or not easily accessed. We took a lot of suggestions from interviews and popular features from other search engines. We liked the basic idea behind searchme.com and decided to keep the visual search and the coverflow ideas. Around these central concepts we streamlined certain options to make them more intuitive and made other features more prominent in the design.
I think the changes we made will really help the site be more usable though the test results will show wether they helped or not.