Why are we doing this?
We want enable effective search for users, so they can find media they are looking for quickly and easily.
What do we want to do
What is the ultimate goal/vision for this saga?
The ultimate goal is for users to see multimedia results regardless of the language the files were described in, filtering by media file type, filter by copyright/usage, and more. This initial Depicts launch will be the first step in making that happen. Other statements will be launched soon after.
What don’t we want to do
- We don’t want to allow for more than one search method option at a time (keyword, depicts, or other statements) - link
- We don’t want to allow for more than 3 statement parameters to be used for search filtering - link
As a user, I want to be able to find media that I’m looking for quickly and easily - link
One of the key “wins” that Structured Data can provide is more effective searching. Categories don’t effectively describe media and their content the way structured data can.
Condition of satisfaction
Search results show media that closely fit what the user searched for (as long as those files actually exist on Commons) - Link
|Functionality||V1: Depicts T213360||V2: All other statements||V3: major update|
|Edit initial query||yes||yes||yes|
|Media file type (search bar)||via MIME type||via MIME type||via MIME type|
|Filter by SDC properties||no||yes||yes|
|Sort by upload date||no||yes||yes|
|Filter by resolution (image vs video)||no||no||yes|
|Sort by inception date||no||no||yes|
|Layout view toggle with large images||no||no||yes|
|Media/file type tabbed results||no||no||possibly (tabs with file counts)|
|Sort by popularity||no||no||maybe (not likely to be done by MM)|