I am doing a workshop that involves touching on the subject of UX to students that I am assuming have no knowledge of this area (mainly high level manager types).
I have a number of slides explaining the area, but what I would like to show them (as I believe they will be able to relate to this) is the changing face of Google Search, right the way back from the 90s to now.
The answer I am looking for:
- URL links to interactive older versions of the front end.
- If the above does not exist, some screenshots of different versions.
For those that have time, a more thorough answer involving any reference articles on why Google made changes at each version would be also very useful.
Although the back-end search algorithms do impact the user experience, I would like to concentrate on the front-end layout, and talk through some of the changes that have come about.
IMPORTANT EDIT Correction to the above. Although the very front end of Google has changed over time, I now realise that actually I need to gain access to historical pages that are initially returned on submitting a search query to Google. e.g. Search for Pizza in google today.