With tonight’s re-invention/release of Delicious under its new owners Chad Hurley and Steven Chen (aka guys behind YouTube if you’re unfamiliar) comes a new, highly visual way of navigating called ‘stacks.’ Dubbed ‘playlists for the web’, stacks are essentially user-created bookmarked content clustered together thematically and displayed with a heavy reliance on images drawn from the source locations.
Here’s the intro video (just ignore the totally-hip-right-now choice of ‘moustache’ as the topic :p):
This new nav approach reminds me of a number of other visual-orientated ways of discovering things on the internet include. Some notable examples include:
Does make me wonder though whether this visual-orientated navigation trend is a leaching across of necessary navigation found on m-sites and smart device apps? Thoughts?