Hi! My name is Daniel Svensson and I am currently doing my master thesis in Computer Science Engineering. The purpose of this master thesis is to create a visual search interface for the Twingly Blog Search engine. A short explanation:
Incorporating visual elements such as screen shots in the search results can improve the search experience by giving the user more information in a quicker manner than a regular text based search result does. This type of interface especially aides users that are not looking for a particular blog but rather a particular type of blog.
The goal is to create an interface that focuses on usability and that encourages the type of browsing which is not available in text based search engines.
If you would like to learn more about my project you are welcome to visit my blog “Interactive Visualization of Blog Search,” where I post daily documenting the progress of the project.