Reorderer family of components

eli at media.berkeley.edu eli at media.berkeley.edu
Wed Sep 10 16:20:55 UTC 2008


Colin,
Thanks for the picture. That helped a lot!

- Eli

> Hi everyone,
>
> We're getting somewhere here! I wanted to try to visualize how the
> Reorderer works, in the hope that it will clarify the relationship
> between various the flavours we offer.
>
> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Reorderer+and+its+Family
>
> In short, the Reorderer is one component with several layers: the
> component itself, some rules about how the interaction should work,
> and a look and feel. In general, this is a good way to think about how
> all our components are built.
>
> Layout Customizer, along with lists and grids, live at the Rules
> layer. Lightbox lives at the Look and Feel layer.
>
> Let me know if this is useful, or if you have any suggestions for how
> to improve it,
>
> Colin
>
>
> On 10-Sep-08, at 11:21 AM, Jess Mitchell wrote:
>
>> +1
>>
>> Antranig, Colin, whatdoyou think?  Does this align with the
>> technical end of things on this component and its intentions?
>>
>> J
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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 media.berkeley.edu
>>>> cell (510)847-0308
>>>>
>>>>
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