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I'm looking for suggestions on how I can lay out this long list of members. long list of members

Just for some extra context, when you select a person's name an overlay will appear with their information along with a picture of them.

I already have in mind how the overlay will look but I'm looking for alternatives to just listing out the names of each member (as shown in the image above).

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With this many people to list I think listing them out might be the best solution but I'd love to hear any ideas you guys might have. –  Nekst Aug 30 '13 at 16:26
It would really help to know what is the user goal when this data is presented. Will users look for a specific person? How? By firstname? Secondname? Perhaps the list can be broken down to departments? Age? Attractiveness? So what is the list for and why users need it. –  Izhaki Aug 30 '13 at 17:08
Great question, the goal is to ultimately get users to want to join this group of members. The list serves as a way for the user to get to know the type of people that are already members. A lot of the members do share similar titles so separating them by that might be an option... –  Nekst Aug 30 '13 at 17:27

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Since the goal is to get current members seen and to entice new members to join, you probably want to focus on the people themselves, not a list of names that require further, individual interaction.

One solution: Cbusr.com - uses small cards and lazy loading to present members

Cbusr.com - uses small cards and lazy loading to present members

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I really like this solution but listing out that many people on a page might be an issue. I'm thinking of taking this concept and putting a limit on how many members load and allow the user to load more profiles if they want. –  Nekst Aug 30 '13 at 18:25
@Nekst That's why it uses lazy loading, as mentioned. –  fernozzle Aug 31 '13 at 5:32
I would just like to further support this solution. There is substantial evidence showing user are more emotionally engaged when presented with faces. –  Izhaki Aug 31 '13 at 13:15

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