We might be able to take inspiration from responsive shopping cats like
Tiffany's - designed by Brad Frost. I saw where somewhere on the web he
authored a step-by-step, this-is-why-he-did-what breakdown look into his
design of a shopping cart. Of course, as I write this I see it's not in his
But, you know, commercial shopping catalogs really cater to browsing - do
[public / academic[ patrons tend to *browse* the library catalog? Are there
any user studies about how patrons use library cats?
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A responsive catalogue would definitely be interesting to see. I imagine
what can make this very difficult to do is the fact that many (if not most)
libraries have a proprietary ILS/OPAC, which can make it very difficult to
I've seen some mobile versions of faceted interfaces (mostly from databases
and discovery tools, such as Summon and EBSCO), but none that are
responsive. Nevertheless, if you're looking for ideas, I think these
interfaces can give you a good idea of what else has been done at least at
the small screen device size.
On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM, Bilal Khalid <[log in to unmask]>
> Hello All,
> Excellent discussion this. We've been plugging away at a responsive
> design for our library catalogue at UofT, and I've often wondered: are
> there any good responsive layouts and design patterns out there for
> catalogue searching? I've seen some really nice generic examples, such
> as the ones from LukeW (http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1569), but
> they tend to be for long form content like blogs and the like.
> I'd love to see if anyone has implemented a responsive design for
> faceted catalogue searching in particular.
> Bilal Khalid
> Senior Applications Programmer/Analyst Information Technology Services
> University of Toronto Libraries
> (416) 946-0211