Get Inspired

The Recommendation-based concept was designed to support and trigger emotionally driven decisions and uses an ontology of concepts as data set that describe a holiday, such as “warm”, “beach”, “party” and “culture”. The “Get Inspired” interface was developed for a travel search with a vague information need. Instead of a direct query on the attribute of the result set, the user communicates his preferences to the system through a selection of concepts represented by expressive images. Based on the previous decision of the user, the system decides which concepts are presented in the next refinement step. For each step, the interface provides the best concepts in terms of a fast reduction of the result set.


Related Publications

Andreas Both, Viet Nguyen, Mandy Keck, Martin Herrmann, Dietrich Kammer, Rainer Groh, Dana Henkens: Motive-based Search using a Recommendation-driven Visual Divide and Conquer Approach. In: {IADIS} International Journal on {WWW}/Internet, (2), pp. 115–130, 2014, ISSN: 1645-7641.
Andreas Both, Mandy Keck, Viet Nguyen, Dana Henkens, Dietrich Kammer, Rainer Groh: Get Inspired: A Visual Divide and Conquer Approach for Motive-based Search Scenarios. 13th International Conference WWW/Internet, Porto, Portugal, 2014, (Best Paper Award).
Mandy Keck, Martin Herrmann, Dana Henkens, Severin Taranko, Viet Nguyen, Fred Funke, Steffi Schattenberg, Andreas Both, Rainer Groh: Visual Innovations for Product Search Interfaces. 44. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik, Informatik 2014, Big Data - Komplexität meistern, GI-Jahrestagung 2014, Stuttgart, Germany, 2014, (1st International Workshop on Future Search Engines at INFORMATIK 2014).
Mandy Keck AND Dietrich Kammer: Exploring Visualization Challenges for Interactive Recommender Systems. Proceedings of VisBIA 2018 – Workshop on Visual Interfaces for Big Data Environments in Industrial Applications Co-located with AVI 2018 – International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, 2018.
with video for the concept for the Movie-Recommender Choose your Poison & Findr


This research has been supported by the European Union and the Free State Saxony through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The concept was developed in the project VISEA that has been conducted in cooperation of the Chair of Media Design -Technische Universität in Dresden, Unister GmbH from Leipzig and queo GmbH from Dresden, Germany.