Enhancements to/redesign of Fluid Infusion demo pages

Richards, Jan jrichards at ocad.ca
Thu Nov 4 17:53:00 UTC 2010

Just an FYI: Here's how AOL has organized their AEGIS demos:



(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jrichards at ocad.ca | 416-977-6000 ext. 3957 | fax: 416-977-9844
Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) | http://inclusivedesign.ca/
Faculty of Design | OCAD University

From: fluid-work-bounces at fluidproject.org [mailto:fluid-work-bounces at fluidproject.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Hung
Sent: November 4, 2010 1:46 PM
To: Cheetham, Anastasia
Cc: Jess Mitchell; Obara, Justin; fluid-work at fluidproject.org; Clark, Colin
Subject: Re: Enhancements to/redesign of Fluid Infusion demo pages

Hi Anastasia,

This would be an interesting idea as it would allow us to demonstrate multiple contexts to show our components can be used and different features in each.

I think each demo can be a portal in itself:
- features and description
- API documentation
- tutorials
- design considerations
- customizations: "edit code and see effects", different screen sizes, view just the standalone demo.

All of this reminds me of the wiki gardening we did (2 years ago now) that produced the Components pages on the wiki:
Ex. http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/List+Reorderer

It's good to come around full circle again and see how we can best communicate these things to the public. I don't think this will be a simple undertaking since we have a lot of information in the Wiki and other sources that will be cross referenced and consolidated.

Part of me thinks we should take inventory of the documentation we have currently and see if it can be structured better. Perhaps from this we will have a better idea of what to show in the demo portal (although it's becoming less a demo portal, and more like a components showroom).

- Jonathan.

Jonathan Hung / jhung at ocad.ca<mailto:jhung.utoronto at gmail.com>
IDRC - Interaction Designer / Researcher
Tel: (416) 977-6000 x3959
Fax: (416) 977-9844

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Cheetham, Anastasia <acheetham at ocad.ca<mailto:acheetham at ocad.ca>> wrote:

Something else to think about when thinking about our demo portal:

Users have requested demos showing variations on the configurations, changes to the options, etc. ("How do I set the page size?") We should give some thought to how we can show the full power of our components. We could implement several variations of the demos, showing different settings for the options. How might that change the actual portal design?


Anastasia Cheetham     Inclusive Design Research Centre
acheetham at ocad.ca<mailto:acheetham at ocad.ca>            Inclusive Design Institute
                                       OCAD University

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