Search Results & Time (Chrome iOS)
Often wanting to adjust the time of a Google search, we felt the current experience could be
simplified. The result is this UX study, implementing a drag-to-refresh footer interaction.
The current time placement is a horizontal slider underneath the search bar,
with 2 "taps" required to reach the duration option window.
This placement makes the option feel buried by the search categories. It can feel especially cumbersome if you want to view the first result set before making an adjustment - requiring you to scroll back to the top of the page to change the time.
Our Thoughts on a Solution.
While the feature is valuable in its current placement, as it's convenient when you know you want to adjust the time before viewing results, it should be complimented by a footer treatment - the time adjustment could be built into the natural scrolling/browsing experience.
Because the search results are not an endless scroll, and a CTA is utilized
to load additional results, the footer is treated as the page end...
...and that the time adjustment is the only non-search category
filter option to filter your search results by...
...a scrolling refresh at the bottom of the page can be a viable solution to streamlining the time adjustment experience.
The refresh will load the next time duration, i.e. if you're viewing 24 hour results the refresh will load the next week, week to month, and so on.
*hierarchy of duration options shown at the top of this page