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Organizing Information: Collections, Sidebar and Navigation

This section covers the basic 'laws of physics' in Chandler, having to do with 'collections' of items. It attempts to provide a coherent model that answers end-user mental model questions including: What are the discrete units of information in Chandler? How do they relate to one another? What are the different ways in which these units can be grouped? How do these groupings behave? The answers to all of these questions are driven by real-world interviews with users and analysis of their everyday use cases and workflow patterns. The conceptual model or 'Information Architecture' in turn, determines the tangible design for the navigation affordances you see in Chandler (ie. Application Bar, Sidebar, etc). The links on this page are selected from over three years of work. More time and more patience would probably yield a more coherent picture, but barring such a miracle, the material available should give you some sense of where we are today, how we arrived there and where we're headed. Happy reading.

Related Journal notes and historical Archive

MimiYinNotes: For write-ups and notes organized by time. Search for pages tagged with [Information Architecture] [IA] [User Semantics] [Platform Extensibility] [Extensibility] [Virtuality Paper] [Faceted Sidebar] [Sidebar] [Organize] [Spheres]

PriscillaChungNotes: For product design issues specific to Chandler Hub

ProductDesignArchive: The sections labeled 'Organize' and 'Heavyweight Organizing' are most relevant. You can also find pages related to the design of the Sidebar under the 'Components' section.


Usage Patterns and User Analysis

Processing and Organizing Workflows: Tagging, Filing and Adding User Semantics

VISION Allow Organization to Change and Flow

The Basic Elements of Chandler
A PIM Built Around Human Semantics

NaturalWorkflowDesign
OutlookOrganizingAffordances
OrganizeDesign
HelpingUsersBeMoreMindfulAboutTheEmailTheySend

CanContactsBeProcessingItemsToo
IMAPMentalModel

CaseStudyOperaMail

Navigation Workflows

NavigationUseCases
ContentTypesVersusKindsOfItems

Spheres: Collaboration Information Processing Workflows

SharingScenarios
MineVersusPublic

Usability Exercises

SidebarIconsDrivebyUsability

Post-Preview: Lightweight Organizing, aka Clusters

See: ProcessingInformationTriageDashboardClusters#LightweightOrganization

Design History

Notes from Mitch: ItemCollection
ItemCollectionDesign
ThreeKindsOfKinds
SidebarOutline
SidebarSpec
SidebarSpec2

Design Philosophy

BitsAndPiecesVersusDocuments
LifeCycleDesignVersusEndStateDesign

Preview Planning

Chandler Desktop

Sidebar-0.7 Spec
On the list: Views and Overlays
PreviewRemoveDeleteTrashSpec
DotSevenSidebarIconExplorations

Chandler Hub

StrawpersonProposalForMinimumPreviewCosmoUIElements

Half-baked Post-Preview Proposals

NavigatingBetweenRelatedItems
OneDotZeroClustersProposal

BrowserDesign
AttributeCentricCollections
BetaUserDefinedAttributesProposal

Chandler as a Platform

Overview: See Chandler as a Platform
ChandlerAsAPlatform
ExtensibilityForIRC
AttributeManager

UnifiedApproachToGettingDataInAndOutOfChandler
IMAPMentalModel
StrawmanIMAPProposal
FlickrSyncing

ChandlerAsAnOSViewfinder

Presentations

InfoArchSummitSlides
PimOnParadePresentationAtCSG
CSGPresentationNotes
TalkAtCDL

"Papers"

Final draft: ClassificationPaperOutline2
First draft: ClassificationPaperOutline
Notes: ClassificationPaperCondensed

HierarchyPapers
HierarchyVersusFacetsVersusTags

Staff presentation:
PaperPortionsForPresentation
VirtualityPresentationSlides
VirtualityPresentationImages

-- MimiYin - 13 Jan 2007

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