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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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.]

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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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