Topic: wftk -- Sitemap for initial specifications and analysis[ wftk home ]
(3/9/00) - This sitemap is kind of a culmination of the analysis process, in the sense that I'm going to start
coding a prototype now and so the analysis from here on out may actually have some grounding in reality. So I thought it
would be fitting to take a kind of snapshot of where our thinking is right now and archive it off into a separate little
corner of the site.
The usage scenarios were my starting point, sketching out what we expect the system to be.
The system overview was next, as the usage scenarios had pretty much made clear what components the system must have to do its job. The system overview has a nice picture of the whole thing.
Next up was the process definition in detail, and the XML structures I considered necessary to express the kinds of things I was doing with the usage scenarios. For this, I also coded the scenarios as XML.
Pieces of the process definition explanation:
The final piece of initial analysis was a sketch of what the (initial) user interface to the system should look like. Note that the design of the system in no way restricts the user to a single interface -- any number of comprehensive or specialized interfaces could coexist quite nicely.
The quasi-active version of the interface at the site includes a Perl-driven navigation frame; that frame simply contains links to the following static pages for the purposes of navigation: