15 Apr 2010 - 10:59am
6 years ago
1 reply

Suggestive Search Pattern for reducing categorical options

Let's say you have a browsable hierarchical taxonomy of categories. These categories can be up to like 7 deep, and number in the hundreds. A user can expand and contract the various trees of categories. Clicking on one of the categories will take you to a page detailing the category.


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12 Feb 2009 - 4:17pm
7 years ago
8 replies
Gail Swanson

Good strategies for dynamically organizing content from multiple automated feeds

I've got a design problem that I've been trying to solve for some
time now, and just can't seem to find the answer to. Perhaps all of
you out in UX-land have some ideas.

I've been working on a project that has an established taxonomy for
its content (artlcles, videos, blogs, etc.) but the big challenge is
how to handle content that comes into the site through automatic
feeds from various sources. How can we categorize the information by
topic dynamically?

For example, imagine that a news website imports its article content
from various news services around the globe.

29 Jan 2009 - 1:32pm
7 years ago
8 replies

Tag clouds (and tagging)

Hi All,

Does anyone know of any resources regarding the drawbacks of tag
clouds or the debate about their value versus their drawbacks. I have
a bee in my bonnet about them and would like write a point of view but
want to do appropriate research first.

27 Apr 2007 - 9:12am
9 years ago
7 replies
Christopher Fahey

Taxonomy + Folksonomy ?

Howdy all,

(sorry for cross-posting, I don't know where to go anymore)

I'm imagining a system (for a project) where a fixed taxonomy exists,
but where each node in the taxonomy is also associatated (editorially,
by humans) with a series of folksonomy tags.

So, for example, the system's fixed taxonomy might have:


Each node of this taxonomy might then be associated with various free
folksonomic tags, so the taxonomic "Animals" might also include any data
object tagged with the folksonomy tag "critters".

2 Feb 2007 - 12:36pm
2 years ago
97 replies

What sets the 'best' interaction designers apart?

Hi all -

In your experience, what qualities set the 'best' (defined as you like)
interaction designers apart?

In hiring, what design exercises have you found effective in identifying the
'best' interaction designers?

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13 Jan 2007 - 10:33am
9 years ago
5 replies
Mark Schraad


Hello all,

After reading and posting here for a while, I believe that a great
deal of our unresolved disagreements are caused by the various types
of projects we work on. Certainly the consumer facing information web
site has different design constraints than the inward facing
corporate application. These may not be taken into account when
discussing our favorite approach such as UCD or GCD or whatever it is
Hoekman does (sorry Robert, just messing with you).

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