Ever visited a website that had breadcrumbs along the top or bottom? It shows you where you've been kind of (example: home -> espresso-101 -> picking the right grinder -> etc...).
What if Accordance kept track of your study-path in any one particular session, almost like a browser history, but per open session. It could even be tied to a particular workspace or whathaveyou.
Then, you could open up some ui element that includes hyperlinked entries as to where you've been and shows the 'path' or breadcrumbs along the way.
Real-world usefulness might be simply for those of us who can follow rabbit trails and to help us find something again that we had NO clue how we got there! Also, if you go back in the study path, rabbit-tail, breadcrumbs.. whatever you want to call it and start searching, amplifying, etc, it will preserve the other trail and branch from where you backtracked to. Then you would be able to see your research for a particular topic or session at-a-glance.
Might be a powerful feature for those writing large papers, dissertations, or delving deep into a subject.
You could even perhaps 'tag' a session so that the breadcrumbs get linked to a particular topic say "sanctification" or "Ezekiel" or multiple tags.
Possibilities!! Any thoughts? More suggestions? Am I off the wall here?
My thinking is that the ui-element would sit either just below the search field showing the last few entries in the breadcrumb trail ("search terms" - Module name, heading - amplified resource) followed by and elipsis or beside the book, mark, verse arrows...
Could be hard to implement with all the various types of resources in Accordance (pictures, maps, timeline, constructs).. just a crazy idea of a slightly distracted individual.
Now, back to my paper.. HAH!
Edited by T. Conrad, 07 December 2012 - 09:01 AM.