The Inventory app, alpha release, has been presented in Madrid (Jan 22nd.), and at the MM-SIG meeting (Feb. 1st), and RM-SIG meeting (Feb. 2nd). The goal is to implement the refined UX design - see ‘Inventory, UX iteration 2’.
Here some questions which we, didn’t have time to discuss at the different presentations, but which it would be great to get some feedback on from the community.
1. The landing page.
When selecting the Inventory app, a list of resource titles is presented in the 2nd pane. The idea is to show a list of resource titles to visually explain what the app does.
Question: Does this approach works as intended, or how would you like the landing page to look like?
2. The search box
Currently searching includes resource title, name of contributors, and identifier values
We envision to implement search using search criteria, implemented a dropdown menu, like what we have implemented in the Codex Search app
Please note, that we right now don’t have UX guidelines for advanced search in the Inventory app. This is something we can discuss further with Filip Jakobsen.
Question: What search criteria do you want to be searchable from the standard screen?
- ID - which is the system generated FOLIO ID number?
- Identifiers as ISBN, ISSN, Coden … etc.
- Subject Headings
- and others like: Call Number Range, Publication Year, Availability??
3. The filters:
Currently we have implemented: Resource Type, Language and Location
Question: What other filters would you like to have presented here in the Search and Filter pane?
4. General feedback
Please feel free to comment on any of the above questions, and also give us your general feed back on:
a) what do you like about the Inventory app (alpha version)?
b) what would you like us to do differently?
c) what is missing?
d) other suggestions?
- We’ll conduct a User Acceptance Test of the Inventory app in it’s current state (alpha) in February - date to be announced
- Follow up at the upcoming MM-SIG meetings and in other fora.