Infusion Builder Rev 2 design - feedback needed

Jonathan Hung jhung at
Mon Feb 7 17:05:37 UTC 2011

Hi everyone,

Thanks for everyone's feedback on the Builder design.

I have started documenting the interactions more thoroughly on the Fluid
Wiki, and I have also uploaded some wireframes demonstrating the interaction
with the Builder.

Wireframe -
Textual Description of Interactions -

Please take a look at the above links if you are interested in reading /
seeing the behaviour of the new Builder.

Changes from previous iteration:
- vertical orientation instead of horizontal (easier for keyboard navigation
and future modifications / additions).
- dependency notification is less alarming
- third party modules are now listed in the same container as the selectable
Infusion components

- explicit listing of dependent files if a required file is excluded.
- keyboard instructions.
- space for icons for Infusion components

- Ignore feature

Work is also progressing in revising the descriptions and wording for
Infusion and 3rd party components on the Builder page.

Please take a look at the documentation and images in the wiki links above
and share any comments. In particular to Cindy and Harris (who worked on
developing the previous Builder), please take a look and let me know if
there is anything there I may have missed or should consider.


- Jonathan.

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

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 2:03 PM, Jonathan Hung <jhung at> wrote:

> Hi Justin and Anastasia,
> Both of you brought up similar points about the use of the Ignore feature.
> After some discussions with both of you, I agree that it is confusing that
> Ignore is present for the 3rd party modules, and not for Infusion. Also,
> after some thought and discussions with James, it seems that the Ignore
> feature would be difficult to implement in a checklist in a way that is
> clear and logical for someone using an AT. (It's possible to do, but
> requires more metadata and markup than one would expect for this kind of
> interaction).
> So for now, the Ignore feature is going to be omitted unless there's a nice
> way to implement that makes sense for both sighted and non-sighted users.
> As for categorization of components and wording of text, this isn't final
> and definitely requires refinement. I will be sure to approach y'all in the
> next few days to do some "card sorting" of components.
> I'm working on another iteration. Hope to have it out very soon.
> Thanks for the feedback!
> ---
> Jonathan Hung / jhung at <jhung.utoronto at>
> IDRC - Interaction Designer / Researcher
> Tel: (416) 977-6000 x3959
> Fax: (416) 977-9844
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Cheetham, Anastasia <acheetham at>wrote:
>> Jonathan, I purposely had a look at the new illustration before reading
>> your explanation, to get a sense of what a user might experience. Here are
>> my first impressions:
>> - The "ignore" column in the third-party modules is not clear: What does
>> it mean to ignore something? It's possible that in a live scenario, where I
>> could observe checkboxes turning themselves on and off as I make other
>> changes, this might become more clear.
>> - Why is the "ignore" option only on the third-party modules, and not on
>> anything else?
>> After reading our description/explanation, here are my thoughts:
>> - I'm still not clear on the different interface for the Infusion Core
>> stuff and the third-party stuff: Why does only the third-party stuff have
>> the "ignore" option? What happens if I select a component (which will
>> automatically select the Framework), then deselect the Framework, then
>> select another component? Will Framework come back on? Should I be able to
>> "ignore" it?
>> I guess I'm still not quite clear what the "ignore" function does. Perhaps
>> it might be helpful to see a sequence of steps, to show what would turn
>> on/off when, and what happens when the user 'ignores' something?
>> --
>> Anastasia Cheetham     Inclusive Design Research Centre
>> acheetham at            Inclusive Design Institute
>>                                        OCAD University
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