Universal navigation, UX iteration 2, English

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#1

HI all,

We’ve been testing out some different patterns for navigating between records in FOLIO. Attached you will find a prototype with different navigation modes as well as a video going over the different options.

Please add your questions, advice, ideas and examples of cases where any of these modes might be more useful than the others.

The prototype
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The video walkthrough


#2

Are the vertical and horizontal bars that define the panes adjustable? Can I drag them out to resize?

The degree of control over the screen behaviors is remarkable - a bit overwhelming at first - but I think in practice it will be very useful to be able to save records or displays in a tab or breadcrumb for latter reference.


#3

I also appreciate all of the options made available through the universal navigation. I do wonder if with some of the options there is too much choice: leading to breadcrumbs that are actually hierarchical or don’t make sense. It seems like you could end up with circular breadcrumbs too: if you follow an item to an order back to an item. Right now it’s hard to see this because the relationships between the different entities are randomly generated. I have to say, I find that a little disconcerting to be able to say which type of navigation I like.

I am a big fan of tabs. Even in V1, it sounds like there will be a way to open up multiple records using the browser’s tab functionality, even if there isn’t tab functionality built in within the FOLIO app? I think having a method to have multiple content open at once will be important for v1. Boxes provides an interesting alternative, but it seems more hidden to understand what is open. I wonder if you could crash the app by having too many things open and not realizing it?


#4

I am a big fan of the context feature. But it might be easier for users who are used to their browsers functionality to just open a new tab within the browser.