Thursday 17 March 2005

OK, I’m ready to announce the winner of the award for the most unusual visual search interface: Amaztype, a “typographic book search”. Type a word into its search box, and it starts loading pictures of books at Amazon that match. But (here’s the unusual part), the images are scaled and positioned so that together, they form the word you were searching for. What’s the point? I don’t know. Is it different? Yes. Do I think it’s cool? I do.


Did you try clicking on the pictures of the books?
I did click them: it gives you info, and takes you to Amazon. Cool, huh?

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