Reorderer for Sakai

Daphne Ogle daphne at media.berkeley.edu
Thu Sep 11 01:22:51 UTC 2008


I've captured the scenarios discussed (titles at least) on the wiki:  http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Scenarios+-+List+Reorderer

Its parent page, List Reorderer Design Overview, is also in its  
infancy: http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/List+Reorderer+Design+Overview

John, should we pose a question to the Sakai lists to capture more use  
cases/scenarios?

Thanks, Daphne

On Sep 10, 2008, at 11:48 AM, Jess Mitchell wrote:

> Excellent.
>
> I know we've already begun a use case for this John L. -- Look for  
> more from us soon.
>
> Best,
> Jess
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Jess Mitchell
> Boston, MA, USA
> Project Manager / Fluid Project
> jess at jessmitchell.com
> / w / 617.326.7753  / c / 919.599.5378
> jabber: jessmitchell at gmail.com
> http://www.fluidproject.org
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>
>
>
> 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:
>>> John,
>>>
>>> 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!
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Jess
>>>
>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>> Jess Mitchell
>>> Boston, MA, USA
>>> Project Manager / Fluid Project
>>> jess at jessmitchell.com
>>> / w / 617.326.7753  / c / 919.599.5378
>>> jabber: jessmitchell at gmail.com
>>> http://www.fluidproject.org
>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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 to
>>>> 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 can
>>>> 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  
>>>>> 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
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>>> fluid-work mailing list
>>>>> fluid-work at fluidproject.org
>>>>> http://fluidproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fluid-work
>>>>
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> fluid-work mailing list
>>>> fluid-work at fluidproject.org
>>>> http://fluidproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fluid-work
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> fluid-work mailing list
>>> fluid-work at fluidproject.org
>>> http://fluidproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fluid-work
>>>
>
> _______________________________________________
> fluid-work mailing list
> fluid-work at fluidproject.org
> http://fluidproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fluid-work

Daphne Ogle
Senior Interaction Designer
University of California, Berkeley
Educational Technology Services
daphne at media.berkeley.edu
cell (510)847-0308



-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://fluidproject.org/pipermail/fluid-work/attachments/20080910/90a8d349/attachment.html>


More information about the fluid-work mailing list