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Search Field

33 design examples manually annotated by Baymard researchers

What’s this? Here you’ll find 33 annotated “Search Field” design examples from Baymard’s UX benchmark of 60 major e-commerce sites. (Note: this is less than 1% of the full research catalog.)

In testing we observe that the design of the search field itself directly alters if and how users search on an e-commerce site. The design of the search field often differs significantly on the mobile site, compared to the desktop site. On mobile sites the search field is often collapsed behind a search icon or located within the mobile ‘hamburger’ main menu, whereas on desktop the search field is typically directly visible in the page header.

More ‘Search Field’ Insights

  • Besides these mobile Search Fields we’ve also benchmarked the desktop versions; see the 60 desktop search field examples.
  • Our research team is currently conducting a new large-scale mobile usability study that focuses on the mobile homepage, navigation, search, product lists, and product pages. Note that we do observe the current mobile guidelines and underlying user behavior still applies, despite some of the screenshots looking dated. The new mobile study findings are already partially released in Baymard Premium and are expected to be fully released Q2 2019.

Learn More: Besides exploring the 33 mobile “Search Field” design examples below, you may also want to read our related article “Allow Mobile Users to ‘Search Within’ Their Current Category - 94% Don’t”.

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