Crafting new visions for the future of search, moving beyond the search bar into exploratory interfaces.
Information is not a disembodied artifact. It is created by people, to be consumed by people. These concepts explore how “social” and “informational” are not at odds, but two sides of the same coin.
Not all who wander are lost. Many of us fondly look back on StumbleUpon, Wikipedia rabbit holes, and other scenic tours of the Web. In these concepts, we pay homage to exploration in search.
As computing pioneer Alan Kay is fond of saying: “A change of perspective is worth 80 IQ points.” We investigate how human curation can filter out noise and allow searchers to benefit from others’ expertise.