Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Visual Search for Hotels.com
This is a great example of how visuals can be more intuitive than words in search.
The site takes you through several steps, asking you to choose the type of holiday (city, beach), activities you want to do (pictures of walking, galleries, sports events etc), types of hotel room, types of restaurant, how you want to feel, how many people are travelling, and so on.
It will then suggest hotels in a specific city, or even suggest places you should be travelling to.
Very neat example, and I'm sure soon many sites will be offering similar interfaces.