Ticket #329 (closed Enhancement: fixed)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

turn result lists in page panel into "select-lists"

Reported by: Malte Owned by: jri
Priority: Major Milestone:
Component: DeepaMehta Standard Distribution Version: 4.0.12
Keywords: Cc:
Complexity: 3 Area: GUI / Usability
Module: deepamehta-webclient

Description

especially in relation with #328 it is currently "very hard" to select/ (=reveal) more than 1 item of a result-list from page-panel.

often, the action a user wants to carry out is, work with a couple of items of the result-list. therefore one has to reveal each item on its own, meaning also that the search opreation which produces the result-lists has to be trriggered again. a select-list, with a button in the command area of the page panel-with "reveal selected" would be nice to have.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Malte

in other words: allow users to reveal new items on the map from the page panel, without changing the current selection

at the moment the page panel disappears after every single click cuase the topic to be directly revealed, whihc is especcially cumbersome if one wants to reaveal many items of the result-list in the current map, but one has to wait and possibly even re-query to view the search result again.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by jri

Yes, a "reveal selected" command would be useful.
However, I'm wondering what would be a good design for displaying all these checkboxes. These possibly distract from the actual info rendering.

An alternative would be a responsive result rendering (#328) in conjunction with your previous suggestion (#308) and a Back-button gesture to change quickly between result topic and result item.

Remains to be discussed.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by jri

  • Owner set to jri
  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by Jörg Richter

More informative topic lists (#308, #329, #387).

Topic lists displayed in the page panel, e.g. search results, are more informative: topics which are already visible on the canvas are displayed with an disabled icon. This provides for better orientation when revealing a whole bunch of topics and is particularily useful in conjunction with #387.

See ticket 308.
See ticket 329.
See ticket 387.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by Jörg Richter

More informative topic lists (#308, #329, #387).

Topic lists displayed in the page panel, e.g. search results, are more informative: topics which are already visible on the canvas are displayed with an disabled icon. This provides for better orientation when revealing a whole bunch of topics and is particularily useful in conjunction with #387.

See ticket 308.
See ticket 329.
See ticket 387.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by jri

Revealing a bunch of topics via page panel is now easy as the selected topic doesn't loose focus.
See #387

Does this solve your (Malte) original issue?

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by Malte

The result list is usefully informative by now, for me, that's a nice improvement.

But this improvements do not address the original issue I meant to solve via introducing "select list". With "select-lists" I actually meant a functionality similar when using the HTML form element <select multiple> (with the multiple attribute set, users have the possibility to select multiple items while going through a list and then submit, resp. in our scenario "reveal all selected").

Your solution could provide nicely the envisioned functionality if not the whole PagePanel? would be refreshed after I revealed an item. Currently I have to scroll down the whole Page to reveal a 2nd item.

Do you think an improvement here might be possible?

comment:8 Changed 7 years ago by jri

Sorry, Malte, I don't understand what you mean.
From my point of view a <select multiple> is no goal per-se but a means to an end, namely to reveal a couple of topics together. That is what I understand is your original objective of this ticket. Revealing a couple of topics -- that exactly is meanwhile possible through clicking the respective topic icons (not topic links) in the detail panel. This does neither change the current selection nor the detail panel in any way. Just click click click -> reveal reveal reveal. From my point of view this gesture is even more powerful and more easy to handle. Why selecting a bunch from a list and then pressing "reveal" when each selection can reveal the topic immediately, as it is now (without the need to click a "Reveal" button)?

comment:9 Changed 7 years ago by Malte

You're absolutely right, I did not test this carefully enough yesterday. This list behavior is fine for me, too. From my perspective this ticket can be closed, thank you very much and sorry for the misunderstanding.

comment:10 Changed 7 years ago by jri

  • Status changed from accepted to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Thanks for clarification!

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