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some recently introduced visual search metaphors. searchme uses an interactive interface resembling Mac's Coverflow in iTunes & Finder, RedZee adopts a similar, but more rudimentary visual metaphor of showing screenshot thumbnails that can be navigated in a seemingly fluid way, while brynsbrain prefers a pseudo-3D interface that known from the 3D tilt viewer.

[link: brynsbrain.com & RedZee.com & SearchMe.com|via searchengineland.com]

see also:
.oskope visual search & shopping

.search crystal

like image search

.mnemomap visual workflow search

.brainmap hierarchical search

casual search

.tianamo 3D web search






Very cool, but the tilt viewer is a little nauseating all the same. Coverflow is nice because not everything in the major visual field moves, much like a jukebox. I found myself intrigued by visually disoriented.

Wed 16 Apr 2008 at 1:36 AM
Robert Q Benedict

I bumped into this article and might be interesting to start a discussion:


Wed 16 Apr 2008 at 2:03 AM

Another visual search tool, this one for digital photos on your computer, is Photology (www.getphotology.com). All of the requisite tagging of the photos is done automatically.

Wed 16 Apr 2008 at 3:56 AM

I ran across this visual seach tool recently, it's very well conceived + designed.


Wed 16 Apr 2008 at 10:39 AM

I especially enjoyed brynsbrain.com

Thu 17 Apr 2008 at 2:31 PM

I especially enjoyed brynsbrain.com because of its nice interative nature. My keyboard is anoying atm sine it wont alow me type two leters consecutively, or alow me pres two butons consecutiveky at al. that search rngine used only the mouse XD

Thu 17 Apr 2008 at 2:39 PM

Visual search is nice, but it's too bad their algorithms are either terrible or just haven't crawled enough to be of much use... I'd much rather see this kind of technology applied as a filter for more established engines. Let them do the search work, and these visionaries do the interface work.

Sat 26 Apr 2008 at 10:22 AM

For my MS thesis I have designed Cocovas: an Information Visualization system for Internet IR systems which uses a novel Visual Metaphor unifying in a single view the representation of the similarity and the relevance of document results.

You can learn more about this project in the Cocovas's Page.


Tue 13 May 2008 at 4:55 AM

great list

here is my contribution: http://www.facesaerch.com looks for faces of people in a slick looking way.

Wed 09 Jul 2008 at 11:08 PM

There is a visual search engine, it only for kids))

Tue 22 Jul 2008 at 4:14 AM

http://www.aga-kids.com/visual/search.php?query=kids&search=1 ? volg

Tue 21 Oct 2008 at 12:34 AM

See also http://www.revimg.net for visual search.

Tue 10 Mar 2009 at 9:55 PM
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