Tagscape: Navigating the tag landscape

Lauren Haynes, Aylin Selcukoglu, Sunah Suh, Karrie Karahalios

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Recent years have seen an explosion in online collaborative tagging, the most prevalent visualization of which are tag clouds. Despite their popularity, tag clouds suffer from limitations of separation from tagged items, lack of relational information between tags and a less-than-fully interactive experience. In this paper we introduce Tagscape, a tag system interface that attempts to address these issues. Tagscape uses a magnet analogy to represent relationships between tags and tagged items as attractions and repulsions. Preliminary informal evaluations of the interface were positive and revealed avenues for future work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2007 - 11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages4
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783540747994
StatePublished - 2007
Event11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2007 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Sep 10 2007Sep 14 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume4663 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2007
CityRio de Janeiro

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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