"Tuning" content in a stream

11 Aug 2010 - 3:48pm
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alexislloyd
2009

I'm designing a stream/list of content that I want to allow the user to "tune" through a series of parameters: some might be boolean (toggle), some might be a place on a continuum (slider). Has anyone seen a good example of a stream or list view where the amount or type of content in the stream can be altered using something other than the obvious dropdown menu or tab options?

Thanks,

Alexis

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11 Aug 2010 - 7:05pm
Christopher Rider
2009

Kayak is a great example of this kind of UI

-- cjrider@gmail.com 773/575-8597

On Aug 11, 2010, at 3:46 PM, alexislloyd wrote:

> I'm designing a stream/list of content that I want to allow the user to "tune" through a series of parameters: some might be boolean (toggle), some might be a place on a continuum (slider). Has anyone seen a good example of a stream or list view where the amount or type of content in the stream can be altered using something other than the obvious dropdown menu or tab options? > > Thanks, > > Alexis > >

11 Aug 2010 - 9:05pm
Diana Wynne
2008

That seems like a great description of Pandora. 
Except that Pandora lets you indicate what you like by example rather than directly editing the musical properties (i.e., I like Patti Smith's Gloria as opposed to checking a box for female rockers).
Note that they have several different interfaces for tuning your preferences, including on their iPhone app.
Diana

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 6:08 PM, alexislloyd <alexislloyd@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm designing a stream/list of content that I want to allow the user to "tune" through a series of parameters: some might be boolean (toggle), some might be a place on a continuum (slider). Has anyone seen a good example of a stream or list view where the amount or type of content in the stream can be altered using something other than the obvious dropdown menu or tab options?

Thanks,

Alexis

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12 Aug 2010 - 8:07am
alexislloyd
2009

I guess what I'm looking for is something that feels more innovative or organic in terms of the UI. I've seen lots of examples of this (Kayak included) that rely on a bunch of checkboxes and form fields, but this will be for a multi-touch interface and I'm looking for something that feels more organic and invisible -- less like a bunch of interface/form elements cluttering the screen.

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