[Clipart] Some thoughts on the browsing interface
nicu at apsro.com
Thu Aug 5 03:51:02 PDT 2004
Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> Carl Worth <cworth at east.isi.edu> writes:
>>Instead, I think the browse interface should present images in all
>>of their parent categories as well. This way, the categorization
>>would provide a way to filter the results, rather than a way to show
> I *don't* think you'd want to browse through eleven hundred animal
> images, then click on "birds" only to find eighty of the same images.
> Even worse, if you're looking for a specific type of animal that's not
> a bird nor a mammal nor any of the other subcategories, you don't want
> to have to look through all eleven hundred animal images.
if browsing was done using keywords, a bird, say "puffin" would have
multiple keywords, like: "animal", "bird", "puffin" and it will be shown
in the results for a search on every of those keywords, why not do the
same using directories?
> I think a better approach would be to add a folder icon for each
> subcategory to the results for the category, to make it more
> blindingly obvious that there are subcategories with more images, so
> that the user doesn't draw the mistaken conclusion that the images
> standing loose in the parent category are the only ones.
yes, this is a good approach and i also proposed something similar some
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