metadata search mockups

Vass, Joanna jvass at ocadu.ca
Tue Apr 15 18:11:49 EDT 2014


Hi Colin,

I’m not sure what’s the best way to approach this.

If the search filters are effected by preference sets, there will be consistency across all the preference setting tools we have - but this may limit a user to only certain types of content.

If the search filters are not effected by a preference set, each search the user would specify the type of content they want. However, any resource a user selects will be customized according to their preferences. And where a preference is not available, the user would be notified. In these mockups, I was imagining this interaction . The availability of a preference notification is shown through a different icon state.

Let me know your thoughts on this.

Thanks!
Joanna
On Apr 15, 2014, at 4:46 PM, Colin Clark <colinbdclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Joanna,
> 
> I’m sorry for being so late to respond to this. They’re really nice mockups. 
> 
> A quick question: if the learner has already described their needs and preferences using something like Learner Options or the Exploration Tool, would the relevant filters be automatically selected for them? Or if not, how would search interact with your personal preferences set?
> 
> Colin
> 
> On Apr 9, 2014, at 5:34 PM, Vass, Joanna <jvass at ocadu.ca> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> Hi all,
>> Linked are mockups around searching with metadata and content preferences. The text pasted below describes them. Let me know if you have any questions or feedback
>> 
>> Thanks!
>> Joanna
>> 
>> 
>> 1
>> A learner searches for resources. Results are ordered by the number of modalities they have.  The learner could further specify what they want through a set of filters.
>> 
>> 2
>> Filtering the results brings up relevant resources and makes appropriate content transformations where possible.  For example, selecting content with 'more words' finds content with text and also reveals the alt text for images and turns on transcripts for videos (when the resource is accessed). While selecting content with 'large text' increases the text size for all resources.
>> 
>> 3
>> Filtering resources by 'audio' and 'captions' highlights resources with the available modalities.  An optional text-to-speech widget is also activated if the learner wishes to transform any text content on the resource to audio as well (when the resource is accessed).
>> 
>> 4-6
>> The learner selects a resource. The filters used to find the resource are added as content preferences at the top of the page. The icons serve as an indicator if the preferred content is available on the resource and make appropriate content transformations where available. 
> 



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