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 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
  • If Google Was a Junk Shop

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

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