- Contest Winner
- Notable Mashing Achievement
- Created by
- Book Flippers (Edward Untu, Zhang Yu)
- data.australia.gov.au datasets used
- Other datasets used
- Powerhouse Museum Collection Search 2.5
Flip Explorer combines an interactive online search interface, 3D tagcloud, and timeline widget, with a natural and familiar reading environment for mashups of digital knowledge collections. The user interface has been designed to present as a ‘book’, where pages displaying parts of a collection can be read and easily browsed as you would any physical book. For the MashupAustralia contest, Flip Explorer uses the Powerhouse Museum Collection dataset, as well as the museum’s picture library. Search results are organised chronologically and indexed by time period for ‘timeline’ browsing.
Judges' Comments: Flip Explorer combines an interactive online search interface, 3D tagcloud, and timeline widget, which allows you to browse through the Powerhouse Museum’s Collection as you would any physical book. Although not truly a mashup of more than one data source, the judges felt that this was an impressive use of a visual interface.