Yahoo! Innovation Team

Projects done at Yahoo! Design Innovation Team.

Delicious DNA

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Delicious DNA is a visualization tool that looks for user compatibility through their bookmarks, using feeds from del.icio.us. It looks for users that have share the same bookmarks, and maps their tags with color to help users find others with similar interests.

Delicious DNA is a project I worked on while at the Yahoo! Design Innovation Team. It developed from "Linkolage", a personal project.


Process

Delicious DNA started as a personal project named "linkolage". Here are some images and description of the process.

I started "linkolage" because I'm interested in the way that people find, store and share links, and I wanted to create a visualization with that data. I also wanted to learn more about interactive design processes and research while working on the project.

Delicious DNA

Linkolage

I started the project by interviewing some friends about how they found, stored and shared links. Here are some sketches of ideas, an affinity diagram, scenarios, etc...

Linkolage

While looking at the bookmarks of some users at del.icio.us, I noticed how personal bookmarks can be, working almost as a personal diary. One of the ideas that came up was how to create a map of a users bookmarks, so they can have a more personal attachment to it (“this is how my bookmarks “look like””), or so that they can compare their bookmarks to other users. This is a visioning of one of the ideas:

Linkolage

Out of the ideas I had, I picked two to storyboard. These are some samples of the storyboards:

Linkolage

Linkolage

Linkolage

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