Reorderer for Sakai
jess at jessmitchell.com
Wed Sep 10 18:48:18 UTC 2008
I know we've already begun a use case for this John L. -- Look for
more from us soon.
Boston, MA, USA
Project Manager / Fluid Project
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On Sep 10, 2008, at 2:34 PM, John Leasia wrote:
> Some here use Announcements along with other tools to present week
> by week info, in order of week. They can put them in originally in
> the right order, but if they have to go back and edit it gets out of
> order. Or if they later want to add something somewhere in the
> middle, etc. Others have said they want one announcement always at
> the top - maybe class meeting times/hours or class policies or class
> honor code info or whatever. Those are from here - reorder in Annc
> has also been requested by other institutions.
> John L
> Jess Mitchell wrote:
>> I wondered the same thing and then in a meeting with Gonzalo I
>> blurted out the following:
>> I can imagine the case where you have announcements listed in order
>> of entry, but you want to prioritize one announcement out of its
>> chronological entry. Rather than having to enter the announcement
>> again, you can just drag it to the top of the list.
>> Think of the "to-dos" in iCal (if you happen to use iCal). I can
>> drag them into a "priority" of listing from top to bottom in
>> addition to assigning them a priority. I imagine the same top to
>> bottom priority would be useful in announcements?
>> I've no idea if this is what John L. had in mind and quite frankly,
>> if it is a use case, then it's my first!
>> Jess Mitchell
>> Boston, MA, USA
>> Project Manager / Fluid Project
>> jess at jessmitchell.com
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>> On Sep 10, 2008, at 1:21 PM, John Norman wrote:
>>> Is there a use case or usage scenario for this work? John Leasia
>>> mentioned it in passing the other day and I was a bit mystified as
>>> why one might want to reorder announcements. I guessed you might be
>>> using the grid layout to create an experience similar to pinning a
>>> notice to a notice board, but it seems not. The only other thing I
>>> think of is if you have a fixed size list (say 5 announcements) and
>>> there are 7 recent announcements, you might want to juggle the
>>> list so
>>> the most important ones appear.
>>> Have I missed something?
>>> "Curious from Cambridge"
>>> On 10 Sep 2008, at 01:26, 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
>>>> in the wiki which leads me to where does it fall in the "family of
>>>> components" for the reorderer. I think our naming convention
>>>> use some work and since I need a place to put design work around
>>>> 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
>>>> and the layout customizer which use the reorderer. This new
>>>> seems to be at the same level as the lightbox and the layout
>>>> customizer -- offsprings of the reorderer. So what to call this
>>>> offspring or is it really the same as one of the existing?
>>>> 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
>>>> of our family.
>>>> Here's a suggestion that is more closely aligned with our naming
>>>> the inline edit family but I would love to hear other thoughts (my
>>>> suggestion is quite boring!).
>>>> Family name: Reorderers
>>>> 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
>>>> names :))
>>>> What do you all think?
>>>> Daphne Ogle
>>>> Senior Interaction Designer
>>>> University of California, Berkeley
>>>> Educational Technology Services
>>>> daphne at media.berkeley.edu
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