12.Peer Picker

12. Peer Picker

Recommendation systems can offer users to switch between their own recommendations and those of peers which are further away.

What can designers do with this pattern?

Example of peer pickers


Still to be found in the wild.

Input or output?


How do users control the algorithm?

They can browse recommendations for similar users (in some respect, but different in others)

How do users understand the control?

This is a form of direct control of the algorithm. It also gives insights into the ‘inner workings’ of an algorithm.

Related Patterns

Related algoritmic affordance pattern in this library are listed below.