I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with User Interface Engineering's Jared Spool to talk a bit about Innovations in Web Input and some of the latest trends, good and bad, in interfaces designed to get input from people online:
Luke Wroblewski and Innovations in Web Input
Jared led off the discussion, by diving into one of Google’s latest public innovations, Google Instant. If you’ve missed the hubbub, Google Instant starts searching and returning suggested queries as you type. Luke saw this technology developed during his time at Yahoo!, back in 2005. They ended up not using the technique on Yahoo!’s search because... Tune in for the details.