A new projects page for the Zooniverse!

Screenshot of New Zooniverse Projects Page

From today, when you visit the Zooniverse projects page, you will find that our developers have been hard at work sprucing it up. The page has been revamped and improved to help you find projects of interest to you much more easily.

New Features:

The key features we’ve added are:

  1. Discipline Filters – Click one of the big icons at the top to view projects in just one specific discipline (Just click “All Disciplines” at the left to go back to viewing them all). If you’re on a tablet or phone you can swipe the icon strip left and right to quickly browse the categories.
  2. Search – Enter some or all of a project name into the right hand search filter, to quickly find a project you know the name of.
  3. Sort – Select a different sort order, to help you choose a project.

Changing the sort order:

The sort orders you can use are:

  • Project Name – This orders the projects alphabetically, from A to Z.
  • Most Active – This shows the projects which have recently had a lot of classifications first, right through to those that have been relatively untouched at the very end.
  • Most Help Needed – This orders the project by “completeness”, in other words what percentage of available images have been fully classified by the crowd. Projects closer to 0% will be listed first, and those closer to 100% will be at the end. The ones that appear early in this list would be a great place to start if you are looking to help on a new project!
  • Most Popular – This lists projects which have amassed the most volunteers first.
  • Most Recently Launched – This is the default order. When a new project is launched, it will appear at the front of this list. Our longest running projects are right at the end.

Assigning a discipline:

There’s also a new feature in the Project Builder to allow project creators to assign their project to one of these new disciplines:

Setting a discipline tag in the project builder

 

Go ahead, try out our new projects page today at www.zooniverse.org/projects. We hope you’ll find it useful. If you have suggestions to improve it, please raise a Github issue, and we’d love to hear your feedback in the comments.

 

5 thoughts on “A new projects page for the Zooniverse!

    • Hi Jean. It’s definitely live. Perhaps try clearing your cache or using a different browser? Hopefully you can see the new page now.

    • Thanks for your feedback. The list is definitely in ascending completeness order, but you’re right that this particular project is showing up in the wrong place, we think some of our other completed projects will suffer from this too. We’re planning to deal with this by creating the capability to separate out live and finished projects in results. You can track our progress through this github issue which we have raised as a result of your observation. Thanks again!

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