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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 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:// </li></ul><ul><li> </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
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  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) © 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 The Baidu Story
  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? 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:// =kjRfrhX7DpQ related&search =
  18. 18. Questions or Comments
  19. 19. Activity-Treasure Hunting