2. Fewer keys need to be typed
3. Suggestions provide immediate feedback in terms of what queries are possible.
The absence of a suggestion could indicate that there many not be responses for the query. Will this affect collecting search terms that we may discover for creating new content?
Use auto-complete to:
- Facilitate accurate and efficient data entry
- Select from a finite list of names or symbols
- Facilitate novel query reformulations
- Select from an open-ended list of terms or phrases
- Encourage exploratory search (with a degree of complexity and mental effort that is appropriate to the task). Where appropriate, complement search suggestions with recent searches
Use instant results to:
Promote specific items or products
Designing Search: As-You-Type Suggestions
Search Auto Complete
Autocomplete as a Research Tool: A Study on Providing Search Suggestions