We focus on the type of information we present to the user, in order to be completely relevant, but I do not really see focus on innovative/automatic ways to "communicate ideas, illustrate information or express relationships".
Microsoft, Yahoo or Google, as many start-ups work to improve this areas. There were shortcuts, alternate views, or browsing experiences and many more; but I would like to see Search Land to include this concept in depth.
Imagine a future search product that based on the user question shows, depending on the type of information, knowledge of the user, and relevant information; different type of representation in order to maximize the interaction with him/her.
Would it be possible to build a PoC based on (MOSS/FAST) to manage that?
How would it look like?
- Federation webparts that shows information in a map
- RSS Media exposed on video queries.
- DeepZoom Image with size data blocks resizing
- Audio clustering