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Hi Gary,

You have actually brought up a very important part of what we are currently addressing at the moment. We see that along with fundamental navigation problems, it expands out to be around the kind of user contexts that are appropriate for many types of activity while also fulfilling particular personas' individual needs. 

What you have identified are areas that are apart of real life behaviour. Which addressed, isn't just a particular interaction or navigation element, but a contextually appropriate principle to apply through all user controlled states and flows. 

For example, challenges also crop-up from not only the perspective of my world but when working within courses, research projects, groups and collections where various perspectives of my stuff may need to be accessed for retrieving or a destination in itself.

At any rate, be assured that you idea is one that's right on the money and part of the set of things we are looking at right now.

Thanks for your contribution.
Sam

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  1. Inline tab or pop-up for personal media in        the media gallery
     tool? (Gary Thompson)


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Hello,

I am working with Aaron Zeckoski at Unicon on behalf of Kaltura (and thereby several of you) to enhance the Media Gallery tool. One proposed enhancement is to provide a "My Media" view. This view would show a sakai-wide list of all the media uploaded personally by the user (regardless of site). It has been proposed to place a navigation tab in the tab list of the tool (alongside Collections and Site Library). Clicking this tab would show the My Media view.

I would like to know what you think of this idea. The crux of the issue is that normally, anything that crosses all sites and is personal to the user, resides in My Workspace. And if something of that nature (like Resources) is accessed in a tool in another site (outside of My Workspace), it is customarily done via a pop-up to convey to the user that what they are looking at is not part of the current site/tool, but really belongs to My Workspace. Yet while that is customary, it also makes for difficulty for the user. Either the user has to navigate out of the current Media Gallery site/tool, go over to My Workspace, find the corresponding tool there and then try to complete the workflow he had in mind, or he must deal with a pop-up which also takes him out of context, removes him from the browser history/back button, and forces him to have to close a second window by some means.

The main use case for having a view of My Media would be to provide the user with a view of his personal collection of uploaded media, from which he could select several media and create a new collection (or add them to an existing collection) in the Media Gallery tool of a particular site. Having the My Media tab inline, therefore, would provide the user with a more efficient workflow. And summarily, pop-ups are a bad user experience. But it does break convention.

So what would you choose: inline tab or pop-up for sakai-wide personal media in the media gallery tool?

Thanks in advance for the feedback,

Gary Thompson

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Sam,

Thanks for the response. I agree that we should be striving to understand and design for real life behavior. Based on my current understanding of such behavior for the Media Gallery, it seems like having the My Media view inline is the better option. Would you agree?

Gary


On Feb 28, 2012, at 4:50 PM, Sam Peck wrote:

Hi Gary,

You have actually brought up a very important part of what we are currently addressing at the moment. We see that along with fundamental navigation problems, it expands out to be around the kind of user contexts that are appropriate for many types of activity while also fulfilling particular personas' individual needs. 

What you have identified are areas that are apart of real life behaviour. Which addressed, isn't just a particular interaction or navigation element, but a contextually appropriate principle to apply through all user controlled states and flows. 

For example, challenges also crop-up from not only the perspective of my world but when working within courses, research projects, groups and collections where various perspectives of my stuff may need to be accessed for retrieving or a destination in itself.

At any rate, be assured that you idea is one that's right on the money and part of the set of things we are looking at right now.

Thanks for your contribution.
Sam

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  1. Inline tab or pop-up for personal media in        the media gallery
     tool? (Gary Thompson)


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Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:12:09 -0700
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Subject: [DG: User Experience] Inline tab or pop-up for personal media
       in      the media gallery tool?
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Hello,

I am working with Aaron Zeckoski at Unicon on behalf of Kaltura (and thereby several of you) to enhance the Media Gallery tool. One proposed enhancement is to provide a "My Media" view. This view would show a sakai-wide list of all the media uploaded personally by the user (regardless of site). It has been proposed to place a navigation tab in the tab list of the tool (alongside Collections and Site Library). Clicking this tab would show the My Media view.

I would like to know what you think of this idea. The crux of the issue is that normally, anything that crosses all sites and is personal to the user, resides in My Workspace. And if something of that nature (like Resources) is accessed in a tool in another site (outside of My Workspace), it is customarily done via a pop-up to convey to the user that what they are looking at is not part of the current site/tool, but really belongs to My Workspace. Yet while that is customary, it also makes for difficulty for the user. Either the user has to navigate out of the current Media Gallery site/tool, go over to My Workspace, find the corresponding tool there and then try to complete the workflow he had in mind, or he must deal with a pop-up which also takes him out of context, removes him from the browser history/back button, and forces him to have to close a second window by some means.

The main use case for having a view of My Media would be to provide the user with a view of his personal collection of uploaded media, from which he could select several media and create a new collection (or add them to an existing collection) in the Media Gallery tool of a particular site. Having the My Media tab inline, therefore, would provide the user with a more efficient workflow. And summarily, pop-ups are a bad user experience. But it does break convention.

So what would you choose: inline tab or pop-up for sakai-wide personal media in the media gallery tool?

Thanks in advance for the feedback,

Gary Thompson

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