Tafiti - Silverlit search

22 Aug 2007 - 12:16pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

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Date: Aug 22, 2007 1:15 PM
Subject: Tafiti - Silverlit search
To: SIGIA-L <sigia-l at asis.org>, "iai-members at lists.iainstitute.org"
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hey there folks,

There is a new search interface site out there called Tafiti
(tafiti.com). it is built on top of the silverlight platform.

It is an RIA search interface.

I found a lot of it to be very different. I don't know if it is a
concept idea or a real business model being put together so it is hard
to know what angle to judge it with.

There are 2 distinct views--list and tree.
To be honest I don't get the tree view.

I do like the list view for the most part. and I like you can cut the
data by Feed, Web, Images, News, etc.

Anyway, do people feel this there is stuff to glean from here? Or is
this really just "boo.com" for search?

I'm feelin' the latter.

-- dave

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Comments

22 Aug 2007 - 12:38pm
bminihan
2007

It's clever and pretty, but doesn't seem to add much that you can't get from text-based Google. It's also quite (well, tremendously) un-accessible, with font sizes, drag/drop stuff and truncated titles.

The tree-view might be nice if it didn't rotate - looks similar to other venn-diagram/ish search interfaces I've seen before, with a slightly different take.

I guess this would be useful if it were the "uber-style mode" of Google, allowing people who need to get work done to use the (faster) text version. Particularly the "glass shelf" drag & drop clipping interface.

Nice for visual inspiration, perhaps (search for something you like, switch to tree mode and let it run all day) =]

- Bryan
http://www.bryanminihan.com

---- David Malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: David Malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com>
> Date: Aug 22, 2007 1:15 PM
> Subject: Tafiti - Silverlit search
> To: SIGIA-L <sigia-l at asis.org>, "iai-members at lists.iainstitute.org"
> <iai-members at lists.iainstitute.org>
>
>
> hey there folks,
>
> There is a new search interface site out there called Tafiti
> (tafiti.com). it is built on top of the silverlight platform.
>
> It is an RIA search interface.
>
> I found a lot of it to be very different. I don't know if it is a
> concept idea or a real business model being put together so it is hard
> to know what angle to judge it with.
>
> There are 2 distinct views--list and tree.
> To be honest I don't get the tree view.
>
> I do like the list view for the most part. and I like you can cut the
> data by Feed, Web, Images, News, etc.
>
> Anyway, do people feel this there is stuff to glean from here? Or is
> this really just "boo.com" for search?
>
> I'm feelin' the latter.
>
> -- dave
>
> --
> David Malouf
> http://synapticburn.com/
> http://ixda.org/
> http://motorola.com/
>
>
> --
> David Malouf
> http://synapticburn.com/
> http://ixda.org/
> http://motorola.com/
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22 Aug 2007 - 1:04pm
Jack L. Moffett
2005

I just took a very quick look at it.

This looks like Apple's Front Row navigation combined with Delicious
Monter's visual aesthetic. I didn't take the time to figure out the
tree view (It took me a while to find it.), as the performance was
very poor.

I do like the layout of their list view. The idea of the shelves is
interesting, but I think could be refined to have much more utility.

Jack

Jack L. Moffett
Interaction Designer
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