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  • 1. Finding Things Kevin Kurzinski Akila Sathiaseelan Molly Sun
  • 2. Most things can be found in context with a map (Wurman 155). Giovanni Battista Nolli’s Map of Rome
  • 3. Maps have been associated with the unknown and mysterious. (Wurman, 155)
  • 4. GoogleMap To find our way through information, we also rely on maps that will tell us where we are in relation to the information, give us a sense of perspective, and enable us to make comparisons between the information. (Wurman, 156) Map Satellite Hybrid
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    • Garmin, GPS
    • http://
  • 6. Internet Search A particularly useful map would be a good map of the Internet, which continually expands and extends beyond anyone’s ability to keep up. (Wurman 158)
  • 7. Maps As Metaphors Maps can take a myriad of forms. (Wurman, 157) CAT Scan Grocery List Loan Application
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  • 9. Types of Information: The Five Rings “ We are all surrounded by information that operates at varying immediacy to our lives (Wurman 160).” Cultural Information News Information Reference Information Conversational Information Internal Information
  • 10. Valence is a set of software sketches about building representations that explore the structures and relationships inside very large sets of information. © Copyright Ben Fry and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 11. A simplified online version of the text-analyzing valence (Created using C++, Perl, OpenGL) © Copyright Ben Fry and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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    • Put graphics first
    • Use the “grain of the wood”
    • Provide focus & context
    • Animate transitions
    • Create stable and consistent spaces
    • Favor interacting directly on the stuff
    • Spotlight results of computation in the same space
    Steps to achieve a new level of interface experience (Ramana Rao)
  • 13. Inxight StarTree : Walk-Through Tour Visual Thesaurus
  • 14. Tools For Searching the Internet Baidu Search Engine of China The Baidu Story
  • 15. Most Search engines take users way beyond where they want to go (Wurman, 171). Price of tea in China? Where can I buy tea online? Where can I find information about tea in China? A beautiful article about the traditions of tea in China, kinds of tea, legends related to tea and how tea relates to the I Ching.
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    • Pick strategic keywords
    • Position keywords
    • Post relevant content
    • Avoid stumbling blocks
    • Submit your key pages
    • Verify and maintain
    • your listing
    For today’s information architects: how do we design for search engines?
  • 17. Future Search Engine Another Example: http:// =kjRfrhX7DpQ related&search =
  • 18. Questions or Comments
  • 19. Activity-Treasure Hunting