Showcase/Portfolio examples

29 Jan 2010 - 11:32am
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Jeff Kraemer
2009

Hi all,

I just came across 37Signals' Sortfolio (http://sortfolio.com/),
which allows users to filter through portfolios.

It reminded me a little of Google's Fast Flip
(http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/), although that interface offers
minimal filtering and meets different user needs.

I'm interested in finding similar interfaces that showcase pages and
allow extensive filtering. Can you think of any more examples? (It'd
be nice if they were as well-executed as Sortfolio, naturally.)

Jeff

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29 Jan 2010 - 12:02pm
Anonymous

This site offers filtering by expertise and skills. They have a large
collection as well.

http://www.carbonmade.com/portfolios/

Avi

Avinab Singh
MS Human Factors & Ergonomics
North Carolina State University

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 4:32 AM, Jeff Kraemer <jeff.kraemer at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I just came across 37Signals' Sortfolio (http://sortfolio.com/),
> which allows users to filter through portfolios.
>
> It reminded me a little of Google's Fast Flip
> (http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/), although that interface offers
> minimal filtering and meets different user needs.
>
> I'm interested in finding similar interfaces that showcase pages and
> allow extensive filtering. Can you think of any more examples? (It'd
> be nice if they were as well-executed as Sortfolio, naturally.)
>
> Jeff
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29 Jan 2010 - 12:04pm
SemanticWill
2007

Wondering how they define expertise in this sense - is it hand-
entered? Verified? Is the concept of expertise generated
algorithmically based on some number of weighted attributes? Expertise
is one of the harder nuts to crack in enterprise 2.0 knowledge
management so I am wondering how they handle it here. Does the system
assign a trust factor to the expertise?

Just wondering.

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On Jan 29, 2010, at 1:02 PM, Avinab Singh wrote:

> This site offers filtering by expertise and skills. They have a large
> collection as well.
>
> http://www.carbonmade.com/portfolios/
>
> Avi
>
>
> Avinab Singh
> MS Human Factors & Ergonomics
> North Carolina State University
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 4:32 AM, Jeff Kraemer
> <jeff.kraemer at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I just came across 37Signals' Sortfolio (http://sortfolio.com/),
>> which allows users to filter through portfolios.
>>
>> It reminded me a little of Google's Fast Flip
>> (http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/), although that interface offers
>> minimal filtering and meets different user needs.
>>
>> I'm interested in finding similar interfaces that showcase pages and
>> allow extensive filtering. Can you think of any more examples? (It'd
>> be nice if they were as well-executed as Sortfolio, naturally.)
>>
>> Jeff
>> ________________________________________________________________
>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
>> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
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>>
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29 Jan 2010 - 12:47pm
Jason Richardson
2007

Looks like sortfolio is just lining clients up with vendors and taking
a hands free approach. From their about page:
"Does Sortfolio make any guarantees?
Any web design firm is free to place their ad on Sortfolio, but
Sortfolio doesn't review the ads, censor the ads (unless they are
offensive), or make any warrantees or guarantees about the quality of
a firm's work." http://sortfolio.com/about

I agree on the expertise factor. I'm working with some internal
projects that deal with competencies and ratings on people and
knowledge. You can pull credentials, knowledge sharing statistics
and a some other data to generate loose algorithims but that doesn't
guarantee expertise and trust.

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29 Jan 2010 - 2:36pm
Tania Schlatter
2007

If you're thinking about portfolio sites, there's the newly
relaunched AIGA member gallery (http://portfolios.aiga.org) hosted by
http://www.behance.net.

Tania

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29 Jan 2010 - 8:21pm
Georgia Gibbs
2009

Hi there. I hope I am not totally misinterpreting your question. It
seems to me you are more interested in seeing how different portfolio
sights allow the user to sort rather than finding a place to showcase
your own work. If it is the first instance I have a couple of
examples and if not maybe they will just be entertaining to peruse.

The first two have very extensive filters you can set.
http://www.thefwa.com/
This is an award site that showcases award winners with links to
their online presence. You can also view profiles and select any of
the headers to do your sort (much like a spreadsheet). The display of
information pages vertically as well as horizontally.

http://www.workbook.com/
This is an online version of a long standing advertising tool for
photographers and illustrators. If you select either group you are
able to narrow down your search by several criteria.

This is the designer/developers pet project related to single
function web sites. Because it serves such a narrow purpose the sort
works very well. The showcase features a few call outs. There is also
a search box and a list of tags which are selectable and displayed in
such a way as to indicate their depth. Each of the results has a link
to the web site being featured.
http://singlefunction.com/showcase/

Best, Georgia

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1 Feb 2010 - 9:14am
Jeff Kraemer
2009

Thanks to everyone for your responses.

Georgia, you're right--I'm looking for good examples of filtering
and showcasing portfolios OR pages, as with Google Fast Flip.

In other words, of visual representations of sites/pages/portfolios
(as with the pages on Fast Flip, or the portfolios in Sortfolio) that
can be filtered.

Jeff

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