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Finding things

  1. 1. Finding Things Kevin Kurzinski Akila Sathiaseelan Molly Sun
  2. 2. Most things can be found in context with a map (Wurman 155). Giovanni Battista Nolli’s Map of Rome
  3. 3. Maps have been associated with the unknown and mysterious. (Wurman, 155)
  4. 4. GoogleMap http://maps.google.com/ 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
  5. 5. <ul><li>Garmin, GPS </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.garmin.com/index.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.garmin.com/nuvi660/ </li></ul>
  6. 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. 7. Maps As Metaphors Maps can take a myriad of forms. (Wurman, 157) CAT Scan Grocery List Loan Application
  8. 8. http://www.fcit.usf.edu/Holocaust/sitemap/sitemap.htm
  9. 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. 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. 11. A simplified online version of the text-analyzing valence (Created using C++, Perl, OpenGL) http://acg.media.mit.edu/people/fry/valence/applet/ © Copyright Ben Fry and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  12. 12. <ul><li>Put graphics first </li></ul><ul><li>Use the “grain of the wood” </li></ul><ul><li>Provide focus & context </li></ul><ul><li>Animate transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Create stable and consistent spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Favor interacting directly on the stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Spotlight results of computation in the same space </li></ul>Steps to achieve a new level of interface experience (Ramana Rao)
  13. 13. Inxight StarTree : Walk-Through Tour Visual Thesaurus
  14. 14. Tools For Searching the Internet Baidu Search Engine of China www.baidu.com The Baidu Story http://ir.baidu.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=188488&p=irol-homeprofile
  15. 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? tealuxe.com 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.
  16. 16. <ul><li>Pick strategic keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Position keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Post relevant content </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid stumbling blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Submit your key pages </li></ul><ul><li>Verify and maintain </li></ul><ul><li>your listing </li></ul>For today’s information architects: how do we design for search engines?
  17. 17. Future Search Engine Another Example: http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =kjRfrhX7DpQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w3RF__Mx48&mode= related&search =
  18. 18. Questions or Comments
  19. 19. Activity-Treasure Hunting

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