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Gallery2:SoU2008:Upload interface mockup

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These interface mockups were created as part of the Season of Usability 2008

You can find an interactive version of the mockup here http://jkwebs.de/gallery/prototype

Link to the upload feature

Upload-link.png

  • A link to upload feature should be available from any page within Gallery
  • You don't have to navigate to an album first
  • The link should be prominent so that a new user can find it immediately


Upload Lightbox

Upload 2.png

  • A lightbox since it doesn't make sense to navigate around while you are uploading photos
  • A lightbox allows for more screen space and better concentration on the relevant elements
  • the "change location" button under the album selector could be only shown on mouseover

Upload album-selector.png

Adding metadata

Metadata 2.png

  • improved version of the crrent 'Edit Captions' page. The same interface would be used to edit captions for an existing album.
  • adding metdata happens outside of the lightbox, since it is a somewhat optional step
  • the formatting toolbar: 1. only exists for the description field; 2. is limited to the most important formatting commands (bold, italics, maybe more); 3. only appears when the focus is on the corresponding field
  • more metadata fields (location, date, time, ...) can be revealed by clicking on 'more metadata \/'
  • there is a field to "batch add" tags to all the uploaded photos

Metadata more-batch.png

  • on a general note: the 'save', 'cancel', whatever buttons should not be placed on the left. because humans scan the screen from top-left to bottom-right. i would suggest to put all the buttons either on the right (or if that is a problem with widescreen resolutions) in the middle (as in this screen)
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