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Best In Class: Innovation

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Mozilla Labs has released their “Best in Class” honors for the Winter ‘09 Design Challenge. Chatree and I are extremely happy to announce that our concept has been honored as Best in Class: Innovation.

The desire to innovate is deeply rooted in what makes us designers. Our motivation does not come from a need to create something new, but to create something that provides positive change. It is our responsibility to understand our users and their needs in a way that leads to change. For us, true innovation can only be derived from designing concepts that deliver on this promise. To be recognized above an incredible group of projects created by international developers and designers means more than we have the ability to express.

We would like to thank Mozilla Labs for providing a great challenge for the winter months of 2009 and we would like to thank our wives for letting us stay locked into yet another project for a few weeks.

- Craig and Chatree

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Design

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Bubble Stacks are an imaginative look into behavioral analysis. Using browsing habit data alone this concept improves the experience of memory access and recall by organizing concepts into logical packages of websites we call Stacks.

A window into your past experiences has the potential to open a world of thought and possibilities. Today, browser history provides no more imagination than a breadcrumb trail sequencing your online experiences. Usefulness extends little further than your memory can reach. Bubbles and Stacks open a window to your mind, providing the ability to extend your memory and organize your online experiences.

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Utilizing Data

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Traveling through the Internet, users generate a wealth of data that can be used to analyze habits, suggest new paths of discovery and support behavior.

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Future Potential

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Social

Behavior is not based on the individual alone, but it stems from the people around you. Suggestions for Stacks or even Bubbles can be generated based on your friends, family and others similar to you. They may even be shared amongst this group like a “mixed tape” of suggested websites.

Multi-user

Often times a family shares a computer and thus an operating system. Not every individual using the same machine will share the same set of tasks or the same desire for information. Providing the ability to provide different versions of Bubble Stacks dependent on a given user is a logical iteration of design.

Bubbles and Time

Currently the design best supports time within the History view. The Stacks view represents time on a smaller level by basing the unpinned areas on popularity (a factor of time). Bubbles remove the concept of time altogether. One future concept looks at the ability to bring an element of time into the realm of Bubbles.

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