design patterns for list sorting and filtering

28 Nov 2007 - 9:39pm
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Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

Hi,

I'm working on a project where users will have potentially large lists
of items, sometimes personal collections, sometimes search results.
Each item in the list will have a number of fields, but not always
displayed in discreet columns, some of the data will be merged into
sentence form and some in shared columns.

I want users to be able to sort and filter the lists and I'm looking
for some good example of complex sort and filter interfaces. eBay was
a good starting point, but I'd like a few other examples.

Does anybody have any good live examples? or documentation of any good
patterns for this?

Thanks!

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29 Nov 2007 - 4:54pm
White, Jeff
2007

I'm working on what might be a similar project - it's a combo of
filtering, sorting and faceted search (which could be considered
filtering). Here's a bunch of links, hope they help. You'll have to
start some of these by doing a search, but you should get some good
ideas from the various treatments of results pages, and different ways
of manipulating large data sets.

Also, a few of these have interesting combinations of faceted search
and tag clouds.

http://www.sportsauthority.com/shoeFinder/

http://electronics.pricegrabber.com/

http://www.kayak.com/?uselast=true
(Do a search and check out the filters on the left)

http://www.endless.com/homepage/ref=topnav_gw_b
(Same as kayak)

Faceted search:

http://www.shopzilla.com/

http://www.properazzi.com/

http://www.nines.org/collex

http://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/

http://www.buzzillions.com/

Flamenco search engine demos:
http://flamenco.berkeley.edu/demos.html

On Nov 28, 2007 9:39 PM, Matthew Nish-Lapidus <mattnl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm working on a project where users will have potentially large lists
> of items, sometimes personal collections, sometimes search results.
> Each item in the list will have a number of fields, but not always
> displayed in discreet columns, some of the data will be merged into
> sentence form and some in shared columns.
>
> I want users to be able to sort and filter the lists and I'm looking
> for some good example of complex sort and filter interfaces. eBay was
> a good starting point, but I'd like a few other examples.
>
> Does anybody have any good live examples? or documentation of any good
> patterns for this?
>
> Thanks!
>
> --
> Matt Nish-Lapidus
> email/gtalk: mattnl at gmail.com
> ++
> LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattnl
> Home: http://www.nishlapidus.com
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2 Dec 2007 - 7:27pm
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

Thanks to everybody who has sent suggestions so far! lots of great
examples and ideas.

In case anybody is interested, I'm working on a new product for public
libraries called BiblioCommons (www.bibliocommons.com) ... no public
site yet, but I'll be sure to send out a message when there's
something to see.

On Nov 29, 2007 4:54 PM, Jeff White <jwhite31 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm working on what might be a similar project - it's a combo of
> filtering, sorting and faceted search (which could be considered
> filtering). Here's a bunch of links, hope they help. You'll have to
> start some of these by doing a search, but you should get some good
> ideas from the various treatments of results pages, and different ways
> of manipulating large data sets.

--
Matt Nish-Lapidus
email/gtalk: mattnl at gmail.com
++
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattnl
Home: http://www.nishlapidus.com

3 Dec 2007 - 1:36pm
White, Jeff
2007

Did you receive more examples off list? If so, could you send them to
me privately or to the list? They would be helpful for my current
project and I'm sure others might find the useful as well.

Thanks,
Jeff

On Dec 2, 2007 7:27 PM, Matthew Nish-Lapidus <mattnl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks to everybody who has sent suggestions so far! lots of great
> examples and ideas.
>
> In case anybody is interested, I'm working on a new product for public
> libraries called BiblioCommons (www.bibliocommons.com) ... no public
> site yet, but I'll be sure to send out a message when there's
> something to see.
>
>
>
> On Nov 29, 2007 4:54 PM, Jeff White <jwhite31 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm working on what might be a similar project - it's a combo of
> > filtering, sorting and faceted search (which could be considered
> > filtering). Here's a bunch of links, hope they help. You'll have to
> > start some of these by doing a search, but you should get some good
> > ideas from the various treatments of results pages, and different ways
> > of manipulating large data sets.
>
> --
>
> Matt Nish-Lapidus
> email/gtalk: mattnl at gmail.com
> ++
> LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattnl
> Home: http://www.nishlapidus.com
>

4 Dec 2007 - 8:28am
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

Hi,

It looks like a couple emails were sent to my off-list, so here's the
info from those if anybody is interested.

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http://www.hbsp.harvard.edu/hbsp/index.jsp?_requestid=5818
http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/index.html

http://www.endless.com/ for complex sorting options (not sure if I love
it, but it is interesting).

And some others, though maybe more e-commerce-ish than you're looking
for...
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/
http://www.footlocker.com/
http://www.freemans.com/web/main/home.asp?N=0#
http://www.homedepot.com/
http://www.nike.com/index.jhtml?l=nikestore,home
http://www.overstock.com/

Also, check out Endeca's customer list for other leads:
http://endeca.com/customers/index.html

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Perhaps try gettyimages filter for images

http://www.gettyimages.com/Home.aspx

Hope people find these useful!

Matt

On Dec 3, 2007 1:36 PM, Jeff White <jwhite31 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Did you receive more examples off list? If so, could you send them to
> me privately or to the list? They would be helpful for my current
> project and I'm sure others might find the useful as well.
>
> Thanks,
> Jeff
>
>
> On Dec 2, 2007 7:27 PM, Matthew Nish-Lapidus <mattnl at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks to everybody who has sent suggestions so far! lots of great
> > examples and ideas.
> >
> > In case anybody is interested, I'm working on a new product for public
> > libraries called BiblioCommons (www.bibliocommons.com) ... no public
> > site yet, but I'll be sure to send out a message when there's
> > something to see.

--
Matt Nish-Lapidus
email/gtalk: mattnl at gmail.com
++
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattnl
Home: http://www.nishlapidus.com

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