[deepamehta-users] Possible improvements on DeepaMehta webinterface

Jörg Richter jri at deepamehta.de
Sun Dec 4 00:49:34 CET 2016

Hi Ingo,

thank you very much for coming up with these suggestions!

To further operationalize your suggestions I've created tickets from them (resp. point to existing tickets). And I did some prioritization, and a rough roadmap.

As the most important major improvements I see these 2:

	Building composite types should be easier:

	Organize Detail Panel with tabs:

These 2 could be the main features of the 2 next DM major releases (that is 4.9 and 4.10) respectively.

I guess the 1st one (the type builder) would to be realized best, if we redesign the Webclient's general Search and Create features first. For doing that I'm very inspired by a design idea Gerben realized in his Web Memex front-end.

The following 3 I regard as minor features/fixes which could be realized very soon:

	Avoid unwanted child topics to be revealed:

	Search result is displayed twice:

	Add creation date to search topic:

So far for what I see realizable in the near future.

The remaining tasks are either too big for the moment and I would like to postpone them, or they seem of minor importance. (Of course all are important but the aim of this mail is operationalization, right?)

	Add "Smart Searches":

	3 search scopes: global, workspace, topicmap:

	Multiselect Topics:

	No consistent behaviour when clicking on links:

	Configure background color on a per-topic-type basis:

	Canvas: user definable box width:

	Canvas: optionally render assocs with type name:

	Canvas: visualize associations with arrow endings:

Ingo, I'm amazed about your thoughtful suggestions and how you documented them in your meticulously crafted topicmaps! I think many DM users will benefit from your suggestions, and I'm keen to see the first part of them realized soon.


> On 27 Oct 2016, at 23:42, Ingo Rau <ingo.rau at econauten.de> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> recently we discussed how the DM webclient could be improved - especially when modelling new topic types but also when entering data with topic instances. I have started a workspace 'DM4 Improvements' which I have swithed to public mode. You can start exploring here: https://my.deepamehta.de/topicmap/58556
> Be aware that all this is work in progress and that none of the improvements have been decided about yet. They are ment to be the base of disussions and definitely need further reviewing and prioritisation.
> I have created several topicmaps within the workspace to group aspects. In some cases I have created examples directly on the map to clarify my ideas. I made use of colored notes (red an green) to differentiate between "what is not ideal" and "userstory" on how it could be improved. That way I hope facilitate deriving trac tickets.
> That's it for now. Go on and explore. I will keep you updated on further content added. Please contact me If you wish to contribute. I will then add you as a member to the workspace.
> Cheers, Ingo
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