[FoRK] map search
kcwalker at inkworkswell.com
Sun Mar 3 04:43:44 PST 2013
I'm working on interface/interaction design. At this level, I'm talking
about the best way to design a map pin. E.g.,using a pin that works with
the human preference for the canonical view takes less cognitive work for
the user, which would be a good thing if the user is working with a complex
map. Or, research on whether a left, right, bottom pane for displaying
text-based listing is best in terms of task completion rates - the same way
we know the best way to position form labels to improve task completion rates.
I was more interested in your own personal experience using maps and what
you hate/like. If you happen to have stumbled over or know of interaction
design patterns/UX design patterns for map-based search that would be
awesome, but I was assuming from my search that isn't much out there.
At 11:16 AM 3/2/2013, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
>On Mar 2, 2013, at 7:32 AM, Kelley Howell <kcwalker at inkworkswell.com> wrote:
> > Sorry. I forget my audience sometimes. :) Map as in "I want to book a
> hotel in Raleigh, NC that's close to my client's site."
>What kinds of data types, data sets (type and size), update rates, and
>queries (type and rate) are involved? Unless the total data set size being
>searched is small, design choices here will bleed into the user experience.
> > I'm working on the interface and user experience.
>Does it cover the whole Earth or is it geographically constrained?
>There are best practices, but many of them are conditional on the nature
>and scope of the app.
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