James William Yoon
james.yoon at utoronto.ca
Fri May 29 18:28:55 UTC 2009
Great compilation of what other museums are doing in the mapping space. I
especially like MASS MoCA, Musee de Lyon, Musee d'Orsay, and Making the
Modern World examples.
There are a lot of things we could learn, adapt, and build on from these
For instance, in the Musee d'Orsay's implementation, they have open text
fields to the right of the map, allowing users to search by artist, title,
and other terms--something Antranig and I had a chat about while thinking
about what FE might do. But it occurs to me now that a plain text field for
searching the way they have it (and the way I thought it might work) doesn't
make sense a lot of the time: as someone unfamiliar with the specifics of
their collections and what's presently in their exhibition space, I had no
idea what I might search for that would give valuable/substantial results.
da Vinci? Dali? Pollock?--the map gave me nothing, and I got a bit
frustrated. (eventually, I found that Gogh and Monet gave results) This
suggests to me that we need to: 1. Prime the user to what they might look
for, 2. Provide pre-defined yet open exploratory paths to content, and/or 3.
Emphasize multiple avenues of getting at the content (or, as Dale mentioned,
a faceted UI).
Thanks for putting this excellent resource together, Tona!
On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 4:24 PM, tona monjo <tonamonjo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've just published a new page on the wiki that contains some examples on
> Sure you know other cases, so please feel free to edit it.
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