Make the tool more flow-oriented #44

gregjan opened this Issue Jul 21, 2011 · 2 comments


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UNC Chapel Hill Libraries member

UI workflow changes (make the tool more flow-oriented - it's hard to pick up and remember the next steps currently). This might be changed with some usability testing.

Ideas include:

  • more left-to-right layout of steps.
  • cheat sheets for common scenarios (embedded step-by-step help)
  • more wizards?
UNC Chapel Hill Libraries member

Add large buttons with text labels across the top "cool bar" for major work flow steps, in order from left to right:

  • New Project
  • Link Originals
  • Capture
  • New Crosswalk
  • Export Submission

The language above might change, but those are the discrete work flow steps. Of course the arrange and select stuff doesn't really fit under a button and takes place in the arrangement tree.

UNC Chapel Hill Libraries member

there have been many UI adjustments since this was requested. Much has been done with the "wizard" options and dialogs to make workflow easier. There are wizard to create new items, such as crosswalks, dictionaries and forms.

Note that release 4.0 also supports complete project export and import. This works for passing projects between users as part of work flow. Another user can pick up where the last user left off. Files can be bundled inside the exported project as a zip or else staged on a network drive that both users can access.

Closing the issue as it has been generally addressed.

@gregjan gregjan closed this Jul 25, 2012
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