SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] multiple search index usab
Re: [Sigia-l] multiple search index usability/conceptual model
From: tessa (tessa7_at_pacbell.net)
Date: Thu May 16 2002 - 20:59:36 EDT
> Unfortunately, logic and top-down sensibilites don't apply to
> vertical-niche databases ... they are often the end result of decades of
> political re-definitions and maneuverings, and weird things creep in. For
> example, for some mad reason there is now funding grants available for
> "short features", which are actually longer than 59 minutes (or 29 mins
> for doco's), but shorter then typical features (eg. 90 minutes). Don't
> ask me why - some politician some where thought it'd be a good idea.
interesting. what about shorts for bicycling?
my point is context. context is what is typically missing from search UIs.
You absolutely have to check out highwire. it may change your thinking about
what a good search front and backend combo is.
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