I'm currently working on a project mostly based on a search mecanism. I'm trying to explore different ways to quickly come back to the homepage from the search results page. The homepage is actually the empty state of the search field (with some search suggestions).
Here is one of the solutions :
The idea is to use a kind of "pull to refresh" interaction to progressively come back to the homepage by deleting the search query letter by letter.
EDIT: The point of this interaction is not to delete parts of the search query, it's to come back to the empty state of the search field. And the progressive deletion of the query just helps (I hope) to understand this interaction. At the end this interaction has only 2 results : you either come back to the empty state if you pull enough or you just release the pull to cancel the interaction and keep the app as it is. There is no way to delete only few letters to edit the query.
What do you think about this kind of interaction ? Do you know any product that use a similar solution ?
PS : Here is a link to the very quick and dirty prototype that I created to test it : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1481872/proto/pull-to-empty-2.framer/index.html