[Portfolio] "Double-pump" action in portfolio tool

Sean Keesler sean at keesler.org
Wed May 20 09:26:57 PDT 2009

I filed:
Confusing visual feedback when adding or removing portfolio content


On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 12:15 PM, Beth Kirschner <bkirschn at umich.edu> wrote:
> Sean,
>   This is not intended behavior, just how the user interface evolved from
> requiring an explicit save (but providing implicit feedback on the
> add/remove), to implementing an implicit save (so the add/remove javascript
> could now be implemented server-side). Feel free to write it up as a bug.
> Thanks,
> - Beth
> On May 20, 2009, at 11:22 AM, Sean Keesler wrote:
>> I'm noticing that the "Add/Edit Content" screen of the portfolio tool
>> is providing some confusing feedback to users.
>> There appears to be two things happening when I "add" or "remove"
>> selected items. First, there is an immediate javascript movement of
>> the items from one column to the other. Next, there is some
>> client-server interaction that takes several seconds that apparently
>> "saves" my choices.
>> That immediate visual feedback of the items moving is confusing. It
>> cues me to go ahead and try to do something else. However, anything I
>> do before the client-server interaction is complete is lost.
>> Is this intended behavior?
>> Sean
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