New, well not really. Since S. R. Ranganathan (1892–1972) we know about facets, for classication, search and find.
“In this article, we’ll present some of the test findings on this usability issue along with 3 ways address it, including a new sorting method, Faceted Sorting, which is related to (but should not be confused with) Faceted Search or Faceted Search Filters.”
(Jamie Appleseed a.k.a. @jamieappleseed ~ Baymard Institute)