Re: PiggyBank install feedback

From: David Karger <>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 01:18:28 -0400

Michael McDougall wrote:

> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> Michael McDougall wrote:
>>> - The metaphor seems a little discontinuous to me. When I click the
>>> "RDF coin" the animation (nice, BTW) shows RDF coins going into a
>>> slot--it looks like the RDF (coin) is being stored in my DB (piggy
>>> bank). But then on the next page I find out this isn't the case--I
>>> still need to save things before the data is *really* stored in my
>>> piggy bank. I could see how people may assume the data is stored in
>>> the bank already and "Save" means save the item to a file.
It's a bit strange actually. When I view a web page in my browser, do I
have sense that the page is "saved" as a result? Why should viewing the
"rdf-version" of a web page be any different? Perhaps there should be no
animation at all when I "change perspective" and instead the
coin-in-slot should happen during the save..

>> Hmmm, good point actually. Hmmm maybe we could have the coin fall
>> from the sky and pile up instead and having the "save all content in
>> this page" (see below) use the 'coins in the slot' one. Warning, I
>> think we are approaching very fast my abilities as an icon designer
>> btw :-)
> How about this?
> When you collect you could show the coins going into a pocket.
> When you save you could show the coins going from your pocket into the
> piggy bank.
> The metaphor's not perfect: coins in my pocket don't disappear if I
> fail to put them in my piggy bank right away. But it does kind of fit
> the way I accumulate coins.
> Michael
Received on Sun Oct 30 2005 - 05:13:09 EST

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