Designers should present search results in a place and manner where the searcher can see them without needing to adjust her browser.
In other words, after I click “search” one of two things needs to happen:
- The click launches a new page and the search results are at the top, the first thing I see OR
- The search results appear directly below the search field or button and are immediately viewable and obvious. w pretty clear that there are search results to be seen.