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Wikipedia, 10.23.08

One of the things that makes Wikipedia unique is its potential to serve as both a quick reference resource, as well as a tool for extended research across a wealth of interconnected topics. My group and I aimed aimed to maximize quick reference potential by providing tools that would allow users to quickly find not only the articles themselves, but specific content within the articles. In order to maximized the extended research potential, our redesign focused on making the relationships between linked articles within Wikipedia more transparent and easy to browse. The ability to easily browse through the extended relationships of Wikipedia articles creates the potential for users to sample widely and easily from those articles, and create personally curated archives of specific Wikipedia content, called "Wiki-mixes".