what makes a good component candidate?

Jonathan Hung jhung at ocad.ca
Wed Feb 9 16:26:25 UTC 2011

Hi Heidi,

For Decapod, and I imagine for FLOE as well, it would be useful to be able
to draw and move regions annotated regions for visual content.

In Decapod, the user needs to be able to draw out, resize, and move a box
that bounds the text content of a page spread. (See attached image).

For FLOE, I imagine something like this would be useful for annotating
visual content like images and videos with supplementary information.
Something like this is done on Flickr, YouTube, and Facebook.

The interesting thing to consider is how to make this component usable for a
wide user base:
- what are the keyboard equivalents?
- how do we reduce the motor function required to operate the component?
- how would such regions be notified to the user if using an AT like a
screen reader?

Let me know if you want more details.

- Jonathan.

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

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Valles, Heidi <hvalles at ocad.ca> wrote:

> hello all,
> I'm setting out to make a component, as a means of learning the ins and
> outs of infusion, writing documentation as I go. However, I'm stumped
> already on deciding what to make, and wondering if it'd be possible to come
> up with a checklist for what makes a good component candidate. Or the other
> way, if I have an idea, how to flesh out the component-ness of it, if that
> makes sense.
> Anastasia and I were also talking about a component wish-list on the wiki -
> it might be good for inspiring others to contribute, but also to give an
> idea of the possibilities with infusion.
> Suggestions?
> heidi
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