Uploader 2 designs for 0.6 beta

Colin Clark colin.clark at utoronto.ca
Wed Oct 29 17:29:17 UTC 2008

Hi everyone,

I talked with Daphne, Erin, and Eli last night and we came up with a  
plan for how to implement the Uploader designs for 0.6 beta and beyond.

As you know, we've been doing a lot of user testing for Uploader and  
refining the interaction based on the results. If I understand it  
correctly, one of the areas where there was some user confusion is  
handling the Pause and Cancel behaviour.

Erin and Daphne have some great ideas for how to get this behaviour  
right. While they explore the possibilities and do a few more user  
tests, we agreed to ship a minimalist version of Uploader 2 for the  
beta, removing the cancel and pause buttons entirely. This will give  
us some space to experiment with different approaches to the problem,  
and then we'll implement the chosen solution for 0.6 final.

Justin, this will affect your test plans for Uploader 2 somewhat. Feel  
free to ask you need clarity on how to test the new code base and  


Colin Clark
Technical Lead, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto

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