consider better mechanism for navigating multi-level workflow
Consider providing a better mechanism for navigating up and down levels in a workflow. Right now every time a composite actor is drilled down into a new workflow window appears. Having various â€œwindowsâ€ listed in the Windows menu could become way too cumbersome (we would have to put a scrollable list as the list became large) so a better way to support navigation within a workflow might be to offer some sort of cross between a hierarchical and â€œslide sorterâ€ view (e.g. the slide sorter in Powerpoint). Each â€œslideâ€ could represent a level or view inside a composite actor so if three composite actors at some level then three â€œslidesâ€ at the level. Also make sure to highlight in this view the current level the user is on. We might need to provide a list of all the workflows/files open in the Windows menu, with a way to get to this extended "view" for navigating up and down a workflow.
#1 Updated by Christopher Brooks about 14 years ago
A couple more ideas:
1) There is a tab viewer in the ptII tree, try running
This might be a start.
2) 3D visualization of layers would be really cool.
Edward uses this powerpoint slide that has different
layers of abstraction stacked on top of one another,
much like a 3-D Chess board. The viewer is looking
obliquely from the side.