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Iteration 1
  1. Iteration Overview
  2. Choosing Notebook Size and Orientation
  3. Section Settings
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Iteration 1

Associated project: Folio Forge
First mid-fidelity iteration exploring layout, providing easy access to controls, and helping the user monitor the result of adjusting the controls.

June 04, 2021

Iteration 1

Iteration Overview


One idea was to let the user define several sections within a single notebook, each having a different pattern. I had thought it might be interesting to offer this as a distinguishing capability since I didn’t see anyone else offering this level of customizability.

Spoiler alert: It wasn’t until I made a notebook with different types of filler that I realized it was a bad idea. See the second iteration for details.

Inputs informing this iteration

  • A myriad of very messy sketches. Ask me, and I can scan these in.

Choosing Notebook Size and Orientation


In this design iteration, I tried to focus on allowing for "direct manipulation" of the notebook. Controls for notebook size, orientation are shown very close to the notebook. You'll see a different approach I took in the next iteration.
In this design iteration, I tried to focus on allowing for "direct manipulation" of the notebook. Controls for notebook size, orientation are shown very close to the notebook. You'll see a different approach I took in the next iteration.

Section Settings


Oops! Trying to design a mechanism for specifying one pattern per section of the notebook was an unnecessary complication. I later abandoned this approach for something simpler and closer to the core concept.
Oops! Trying to design a mechanism for specifying one pattern per section of the notebook was an unnecessary complication. I later abandoned this approach for something simpler and closer to the core concept.

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Next iteration

Iteration 2

Introduce galleries as a way for users to choose what they want more intuitively.

Iteration 2

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