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honoluluskye Annotations

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What could make this interface more aesthetically pleasing to look at and navigate?

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 2:01pm

The tabs don't seem to foreground the materials and make a distinction based on type. It could be nice to be able to have the flexibility to organize by content instead or other self-directed categories.

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In what ways has this interface been difficult to use in the past?

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 1:59pm

The group page becomes very hard to use when you have a lot of content uploaded. Because it is not organized into subcategories, you end up having a long list of the many many pece essays (for example) and need to just scroll to find the one you want. I wish there was more of a nesting to be able to organize the materials within a group.

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What would you say are the primary purposes of this interface? What should the design aim to achieve?

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 1:58pm

I think whereas the project page in my mind is more external facing, the group page is internal facing to facilitate collaborative work and pushing the project forward. So the interface is designed to be for the internal group and to allow the various group work to stay in one place. Design should seek to keep the various comms and materials in one space for the group to work off of. I wish there was a way to have subfolders or ways of organizing the various materials that wasn't just by type (e.g. folders for various types of artifacts to be organized by self-described categories).

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What features should this interface enable?

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 4:54am

Again, this isn't just an interface issue so don't kill me :) But it would be nice if there was a way to get notified about changes that someone makes within a group. So I could choose email notifications or just in-app notifications to let me know if Lindsay annotated an artifact, etc. As it is, only way is to keep randomly discovering it/manually checking back in.

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What examples of interfaces in other systems might serve as a model for this interface?

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 4:52am

OK, this is probably not possible because this is a bigger build issue and not just UI. But building on Ali's comment, I want to at least say that I would also love to be able to keep more of the conversations within PECE. Slack has been a popular tool for keeping communications off email. I like the clean and simple user interface and ability to focus on convos which I think is a missing but key part of facilitating collaborative group work on PECE.

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