April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Sessions: Abstract

Hiding our Collections in Plain Site: Interface Strategies for "Findability"   go to paper

Nate Solas, Walker Art Center, USA

A recent redesign of the collection search interface for an on-line art education tool ( has provided an opportunity to compare usage patterns between the two versions. In this paper I first survey current search interface design patterns, then discuss the new interface, the log cleanup and analysis, and finally present evidence-based recommendations that may be applied to the general problem of presenting large collections on-line.

Session: Collections: Tag / Search / Deploy - Part 1 [access]

Keywords: faceted search, browse, findability, log analysis, interface, art collection