Re: [Gimp-developer] Using GIMP for Paper Prototyping the Colors Menu

2005-08-29 Thread Sven Neumann
Hi,

Akkana Peck [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Apparently someone (in gnome?) is working on some sort of
 card-sorting app to help with distributed paper prototyping.

The application I am speaking of is being developed by the team behind
openusability.org. The main advantage will be that it will includes
code for analysing the results.

 Anyone concerned with the Colors menu, please try this and drag
 stuff around and see if you find groupings you like better than the
 current ones.

 For the current Colors menu, the strings to paste into the
 paperproto dialog are (copy and paste the whole block):

If you use the menu labels you imply that the user knows what the
filters behind these names do. Otherwise you are just sorting the
terms, not the actual meaning. We should try to avoid that and let
users sort cards that have a short description of the filter instead
of asking them to sort the menu labels.

But certainly your card-sorting prototype can already help the way it
is. It just requires experienced gimp users.


Sven
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[Gimp-developer] Using GIMP for Paper Prototyping the Colors Menu

2005-08-27 Thread Akkana Peck
Anyone pulling CVS has probably noticed that most of GIMP's
color-related functions have been moved into a new toplevel Colors
menu (as discussed in bug 116145).

There's some concern that the menu is a bit long, or could be
organized better. Sven has been enthused about paper prototyping
lately (see discussion in his blog entry) -- that's where you write
things down on slips of paper and shuffle them around to come up
with the order that seems most intuitive. The problem is, you need
to get everybody together in a room for that, which is hard with a
worldwide development community.

Apparently someone (in gnome?) is working on some sort of
card-sorting app to help with distributed paper prototyping. But it
occurred to me (based on an offhand comment I read on slashdot, of
all places) that GIMP itself could be a pretty good paper
prototyping system.  After all, you can have lots of text layers and
drag them around with the move tool, and there's even a way to save
your work when you're done.

So I wrote a little quickie paper prototyping script-fu. It's at
  http://shallowsky.com/software/gimp/paperproto.scm
Drop it into your ~/.gimp-?.?/scripts directory and Refresh Scripts.
It registers under Xtns-Script-fu-Misc.

Fill the textarea with a list of your paper prototyping terms, one
per line, and it will make an image where each phrase is a text
layer you can drag around.

Anyone concerned with the Colors menu, please try this and drag
stuff around and see if you find groupings you like better than the
current ones.

For the current Colors menu, the strings to paste into the
paperproto dialog are (copy and paste the whole block):

Image Mode
Color Balance...
Hue-Saturation...
Colorize...
Brightness-Contrast...
Threshold...
Levels...
Curves...
Posterize...
Desaturate...
Invert
Value Invert
Auto
Histogram
Colorcube Analysis...
Adjust FG-BG
Alien Map 2...
Color Exchange...
Color Range Mapping...
Colormap Rotation...
Gradient Map
Palette Map
Sample Colorize...
Compose...
Decompose...
Recompose...
Border Average...
Channel Mixer...
Color to Alpha...
Colorify...
Filter Pack...
Hot...
Max RGB...
Retinex...
Semi-Flatten
Smooth Palette...
Draw HSV Graph...

Happy prototyping!

...Akkana
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Re: [Gimp-developer] Using GIMP for Paper Prototyping the Colors Menu

2005-08-27 Thread michael chang
On 8/27/05, Akkana Peck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 card-sorting app to help with distributed paper prototyping. But it
 occurred to me (based on an offhand comment I read on slashdot, of
 all places) that GIMP itself could be a pretty good paper
 prototyping system.  After all, you can have lots of text layers and

As a side note, this is actually a very good way of using the GIMP --
I used it myself when trying to solve a puzzle I was given by a
teacher.  Quite handy!

It might help if you bind the text layers to a coloured layer, (either
white, or white with an outline, or something), so they're easier to
see. [Especially if trying to create a layout that fills multiple
conditions.]

-- 
~Mike
 - Just my two cents
 - No man is an island, and no man is unable.
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Re: [Gimp-developer] Using GIMP for Paper Prototyping the Colors Menu

2005-08-27 Thread michael chang
On 8/27/05, michael chang [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 It might help if you bind the text layers to a coloured layer, (either
 white, or white with an outline, or something), so they're easier to
 see. [Especially if trying to create a layout that fills multiple
 conditions.]

Sorry, said this before looking at the script.  Very nice!  [I don't
believe it would be sane to say maybe considering optionally having
coloured backgrounds/background outlines per layer (to catagorize
items, maybe), nor to allow for all the pieces to be stuck in a pile
in the corner -- but then again I believe I'm a very insane person. 
Although that's what I meant, on reconsideration, that would be too
much work and looping IMO for such a simple script.]

-- 
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 - Just my two cents
 - No man is an island, and no man is unable.
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