Reorderer family of components

Jess Mitchell jess at
Wed Sep 10 15:21:00 UTC 2008


Antranig, Colin, whatdoyou think?  Does this align with the technical  
end of things on this component and its intentions?

Jess Mitchell
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On Sep 10, 2008, at 8:45 AM, erin yu wrote:

> That makes good sense to me.
> When I read your email half-way, I thought "how 'bout we call them
> Picture Reorderer, List Reorderer, etc.", then you suggested the same
> idea at the end of your email.
> +1
> Erin
> On 9-Sep-08, at 8:26 PM, Daphne Ogle wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> As I start design for the reorderer in the context of Sakai's
>> announcements tool, I realize I'm not sure where the work should live
>> in the wiki which leads me to where does it fall in the "family of
>> components" for the reorderer.   I think our naming convention could
>> use some work and since I need a place to put design work around this
>> new context it's forcing the issue.
>> The reorderer itself doesn't have an interface and thus there isn't
>> any UX design in it's space on the wiki.  So then we have the  
>> lightbox
>> and the layout customizer which use the reorderer.  This new context
>> seems to be at the same level as the lightbox and the layout
>> customizer -- offsprings of the reorderer.  So what to call this new
>> offspring or is it really the same as one of the existing?  Although
>> the lightbox and the reordering of announcements both use the "Drag
>> and Drop - list ordering design pattern" they are different user
>> experiences with one moving thumbnails and the other more like rows  
>> in
>> a table or a list.  So, I believe this new context it's own child.
>> And with the 3rd on the way, I think it's time for some clearer  
>> naming
>> of our family.
>> Here's a suggestion that is more closely aligned with our naming for
>> the inline edit family but I would love to hear other thoughts (my
>> suggestion is quite boring!).
>> Family name:  Reorderers
>> Children:
>> Thumbnail reorderer (formerly known as the lightbox)
>> List reorderer
>> Layout reorderer ( or we could stick with "layout customizer" as it
>> sounds better and is clearer but then it wouldn't match it's siblings
>> names :))
>> What do you all think?
>> Daphne Ogle
>> Senior Interaction Designer
>> University of California, Berkeley
>> Educational Technology Services
>> daphne at
>> cell (510)847-0308
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