good examples of faceted navigation?

3 Dec 2007 - 8:55am
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morville
2010

It's worth taking a look at Marti Hearst's articles and talks...

http://flamenco.berkeley.edu/

...Buzzillions is my favorite these days, but other examples include:

http://www.forrester.com/rb/research

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/

Peter Morville
President, Semantic Studios
http://semanticstudios.com/
http://findability.org/

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I'm working on a site that i think calls for faceted navigation.

Here are some good examples in my opinion:

http://well-formed-data.net/experiments/elastic_lists/
http://www.buzzillions.com/cameras-photo-reviews/n/4294967037/

Any must read on the subject?

Thanks!

Best
Johan

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4 Dec 2007 - 4:44am
Bruno Figueiredo
2007

I also like the way that Comet deals with faceted navigation:
http://www.comet.co.uk.
They are using Endeca (http://endeca.com/) which is a pretty big
vendor of faceted navigation software. From my experience it works
well, since it builds the facets automatically (with a little help).

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4 Dec 2007 - 5:58am
destraynor
2007

I think dabs.com takes faceted navigation to the extreme
http://tinyurl.com/qpvw6*
*Their "refine your selection" box takes up the entire screen.
That said, I've seen first hand how it proves very popular with sysadmins,
allowing them to quickly eliminate irrelevant choices.
*
*A common trend is to select a price bucket, however I've rarely seen these
used (in either user testing or analytics work). Maybe it's just the areas
I've worked in, but people rarely seem to think "I want to spend at least
$1000", and in most cases the top end is slightly flexible (i.e. "My limit
is $1500, but if there is a excellent model for $1550 I'll check it out")

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Des

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On Tue, 4 Dec 2007 01:44:38, Bruno Figueiredo <bruno.figueiredo at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I also like the way that Comet deals with faceted navigation:
> http://www.comet.co.uk.
> They are using Endeca (http://endeca.com/) which is a pretty big
> vendor of faceted navigation software. From my experience it works
> well, since it builds the facets automatically (with a little help).
>
>
>

5 Dec 2007 - 11:08am
Alexander Baxevanis
2007

Haven't seen any particularly memorable instance of faceted
navigation, but there is something that I often find annoying with
many implementations: it is impossible or very hard to get a list of
for example, *all* of a class of products that are being sold in an
e-shop. (i.e. to get a list of all laptops on sale, regardless of
brand, price etc.)

Why would I want to do that? Because quite often I don't know what I'm
looking for, or I'm searching for something that I can't quite fit in
the available categories etc. (this may be exaggerated by the fact
that I'm not a native english speaker, and I didn't grow up in the UK,
so for example I'm not familiar with the terminology used for
household goods here) In these cases, a pair of human eyes (combined
with good graphic design) can be the best search engine. Don't
underestimate the power of Visual Search :)

On Dec 2, 2007 7:54 PM, Johan Sjöstrand <johan.sjostrand at hyperisland.se> wrote:
> I'm working on a site that i think calls for faceted navigation.
>
> Here are some good examples in my opinion:
>
> http://well-formed-data.net/experiments/elastic_lists/
> http://www.buzzillions.com/cameras-photo-reviews/n/4294967037/
>
> Any must read on the subject?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Best
> Johan
>
> ________________________________________________________________
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> February 8-10, 2008 in Savannah, GA, USA
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6 Dec 2007 - 2:31pm
M S
2006

I like what have been done on www.Shopping.com

I use it often an it's pretty cool.
--
Maxim

9 Dec 2007 - 2:30pm
Shaun Ryan
2007

Another example is
http://www.homeannex.com/

Disclosure: I am CEO of the company that developed and hosts this for
HomeAnnex - SLI Systems.

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