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F Shaped Pattern Searching

About 10 years ago there were a lot of articles and pretty graphics (heat maps) illustrating human behavior when searching; how human eyes look at a page specifically, when searching. Around that time is when the term *F Shaped Pattern Searching* (and variations) came to light. In fact this is a great article that’s sited by many when discussing this topic:

F-Shaped Pattern For Reading Web Content
by Jakob Nielsen on April 17, 2006

I was looking at Kindles today on Amazon and found the matrix below, which is of Kindle app icons.

f pattern search

Screenshot taken on Amazon

You can clearly see that there was thought put into the arraignment of the app icons:

F Shapped Searching

F Shaped Pattern Searching

Looks like F-Shaped Pattern Searching is still true today, I’d trust Amazon to do their homework 🙂

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