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If Google Was a Junk Shop

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Search engines like Google and Bing should not be emulated online by galleries, libraries, archives and museums. This presentation looks at alternatives, with a consideration of a more natural and …

Search engines like Google and Bing should not be emulated online by galleries, libraries, archives and museums. This presentation looks at alternatives, with a consideration of a more natural and visual search experience.

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  • http://live.grokker.com/g
  • http://hakia.com/
  • http://www.twine.com/
  • http://www.wefeelfine.org/
  • http://www.wolframalpha.com/
  • http://www.mnemo.org/
  • http://eyeplorer.com/show/
  • http://middlespot.com
  • http://middlespot.com
  • http://spezify.com/
  • http://www.searchme.com/
  • http://redz.com
  • http://oskope.com/
  • http://search.tianamo.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i4Njh1w8DU
  • http://search.tianamo.com/
  • http://www.kosmix.com/
  • http://joobili.com
  • http://www.viewzi.com
  • http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/four_modes_of_seeking_information_and_how_to_design_for_them
  • See also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9pWyYlXovA&feature=player_embedded
  • Transcript

    • 1. If Google was a junk shop...
    • 2. Despite enhancements to the Googles and Bings of the world. This is still the focus. SEARCH
    • 3. A text query, list of blue links. Functional, but takes away serendipity.
    • 4. Our research has shown that people exploring a collection prefer visuals.
    • 5. With Google you’d find this quickly, but it’s a dead-end.
    • 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/samsaunders/ In this environment it can take a while to find stuff, but opens up so many possibilities!
    • 7. An unexpected find. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yellowbookltd/
    • 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fernando/ Discovery of unrelated items for friends and family.
    • 9. USER TESTING A ‘SEARCH’ ENGINE
    • 10. This is Click Suite testing a type of search engine.
    • 11. People were drawn to images first.
    • 12. If the image interested them they wanted to know more. Then they read the story.
    • 13.  
    • 14. "This is so much better than Google!" Many unprompted comments from test subjects indicated they loved this way of searching!
    • 15. GLAMS* SEARCH EXPERIENCE * Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums sector
    • 16. Galleries, libraries, archives & museums have tons of visual riches - but they don’t take advantage of it online.
    • 17. Is it time to move on from this?
    • 18. It’s also time to move to natural language recognition.
    • 19. Otago is the heart of the NZ gold industry. Surely this museum would have an answer?
    • 20. ...you’ve got to be precise. And where are the amazing visuals?
    • 21. Attempts at a better search experience...
    • 22. CATEGORISED SEARCH
    • 23. http://live.grokker.com/g
    • 24.  
    • 25.  
    • 26. http://hakia.com/
    • 27.  
    • 28. http://www.twine.com/
    • 29.  
    • 30. FACETED NAVIGATION
    • 31.  
    • 32.  
    • 33.  
    • 34. http://www.wefeelfine.org/
    • 35. “ GET SMART” SEARCH
    • 36. http://www.wolframalpha.com/
    • 37.  
    • 38.  
    • 39.  
    • 40. RELATIONAL SEARCH
    • 41. http://www.mnemo.org/
    • 42.  
    • 43. http://eyeplorer.com/show/
    • 44.  
    • 45.  
    • 46.  
    • 47. http://middlespot.com
    • 48.  
    • 49. VISUAL SEARCH
    • 50. http://spezify.com/
    • 51.  
    • 52.  
    • 53. http://www.searchme.com/
    • 54.  
    • 55. http://redz.com
    • 56.  
    • 57. http://oskope.com/
    • 58.  
    • 59. http://search.tianamo.com/
    • 60.  
    • 61. AGGREGATED SEARCH
    • 62. http://www.kosmix.com/
    • 63.  
    • 64.  
    • 65. http://joobili.com
    • 66.  
    • 67.  
    • 68. http://www.viewzi.com
    • 69.  
    • 70.  
    • 71.  
    • 72.  
    • 73. A strategy for search
    • 74. Four modes of seeking information
      • Known item
      • Exploratory
      • Don’t know what you need to know
      • Re-finding
    • 75. http://www.slideshare.net/priyascape/bbc-future-search-zeitgeist
    • 76.  
    • 77.  
    • 78. NATURAL SELECTION
    • 79. Our work in progress: www.clicksuite.co.nz
    • 80. Our work in progress: www.clicksuite.co.nz
    • 81. Our work in progress: www.clicksuite.co.nz
    • 82. New Zealand stories concept: www.clicksuite.co.nz
    • 83. New Zealand stories concept: www.clicksuite.co.nz
    • 84. www.clicksuite.co.nz @suitey WHERE TO FIND US
    • 85.  

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