Article for conference booklet:
Version 2 of the popular views module was rewritten from scratch to make it “Expandable in every direction“.
With more flexibility comes more complexity and so it was quite the challenge to find a workable user interface that could expose all these features in a usable manner.
This session will tell the story of how the new interface came to be. It will show how developers and interface designers worked together to find a solution for a complex interface problem:
- Views1 to Views 2: adding multiple dimensions of infinite flexibility.
- Concepts, wireframes, and other false starts.
- Two basic concepts: sentences and summaries.
- The end result. Do you like it? What could be better?
But that is only the story for this particular module. How can we repeat this ? We'll offer guidelines for community collaboration on user interface design and some tips for process and tools. Then, let's open the discussion on how to make this process possible for other Drupal projects.
Bios for conference booklet:
Roy Scholten designs, illustrates and animates things for the web. He is involved with Drupal since 2006 and contributes interface designs, usability improvements, icon design, marketing art and copy and event organisation. He runs his own small design studio in Hilversum, the Netherlands.