Welcome to another attempt to help you search and find exactly what you want quickly and efficiently. As more and more information becomes available, search becomes more challenging. Sometimes, you find great results. Sometimes, not so great. There’s a trend towards developing tools that let you get a real sense of what results “look like” before you take the time to click through.
Into this arena comes Spezify.
When you click on the screen, your mouse becomes sticky and you can pan back and forth through the results. The most relevant results appear near the centre of the screen when the search returns. To the periphery, there are images from Flickr. I’m not quite sure the relevance of those. They’re not pictures of me or of anyone that I know. A little more digging is required there.
Visualization is big and this may be a glimpse of things to come. I’ve long used CoolIris for a visualization approach to searching for images. This brings the rest of the web into the process.