[MG] TrackStack mockup help request

Michael Allan mike at zelea.com
Thu Oct 20 00:30:23 EDT 2011

Hi C,

It occurs to me that the center photo in your latest mockups is more a
part of the votespace design than the track stack.  When a stack is
deployed in the difference bridge and other non-theatre pages, there
won't be a center photo.  http://whiletaker.homeip.net/mockups/3/

So I think it factors out of the track design effort, as something
separate.  It's a great idea, and I hope we can iron out the problems.
(It now occurs to me that overlap of higher voter circles as we climb
the tree is the #1 problem.)

Anyway, I think you're right to focus on this:

> My main concern atm. is how to react to a click on a TrackStack
> segment.

When a segment is clicked, it'll most likely be the same as clicking a
node in votespace.  Otherwise it's going to be weird that the two
visuals (track and votespace) are disconnected.  By the same token,
when a node is clicked, it'll be the same as clicking a segment.

So it looks like you must climb the tree, showing segments of the
higher voter circles.  How to reconcile this with the progress
indicator is something of a problem, because the higher circles will
have much less resource volume = much less apparent progress.

Michael Allan

Toronto, +1 416-699-9528

conseo wrote:
> Thomas von der Elbe wrote:
> > Wow Conseo, thats beautiful!
> Thanks :-)
> >
> >
> >> 3.ns.xht shows a node selection. Now the TrackStack shows up. 
> >> Heads-Up
> >> information is also shown.
> >
> > Wouldn't it make sense, to also highlight Dm. in yellow here? This
> > relates to your question below too.
> >
> >> 3.ns.m1.xht Hovering over the TrackStack changes the 
> >> heads-up-display and
> >> highlights the relevant information in Votespace. It also changes 
> >> the visual in the centre.
> >
> > I find this perfect.
> >
> >> I have moved the avatar/visuals in the "collective eye" in the 
> >> centre. I have had them in the top left corner of the heads-up display 
> >> before. What do you think?
> >
> > I like, how this way the individual gets the place he/she deserves:
> > the center!
> > Is there anything else, which would be equally important to put
> > there? I never pictured it like this before, but I think this is 
> > best!
> >
> >> What should happen when you click the yellow segment? If we select 
> >> the node
> >> like in Votespace then we duplicate the functionality and lose the 
> >> left-click.
> >
> > Connected to this question is also: does the current track change if
> > you click D3. in votespace? It would make sense somehow, right?
> Yes it does. 3.xht shows only the poll, so no TrackStack, but once you 
> select a candidate anywhere, the TrackStack will show the goal (can be 
> inherited from endcandidate or inbetween) and the segments behind that 
> position.
> > Because now only the immidiate voters of Dm. are shown in the track,
> > arn't they? If we also would show the indirect voters, the track 
> > would
> > get to cluttered at some point.
> Exactly.
> > But then: if the scale of the track
> > stays the same it makes no sense, but what other scale could we take?
> > Make it a full 100%? That would be ok, if its always only the
> > end-candidate who determines the necesarry goal, right? But is he?
> No, accounts can be defined anywhere and if the pledges match an 
> account with the same name in one of the candidates, then it gets 
> pledged there. The name of the account ensures that vote shifts keep it 
> compatible. So goals can differ (you could set a lower goal for you 
> individual and vote for sbd. with a much higher goal). Have I understood 
> you correctly?
> My main concern atm. is how to react to a click on a TrackStack 
> segment.
> conseo

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