Connection Type Redesign
In a kinopio space, the lines you draw between cards are called connections. Connections have a type which groups multiple lines under the same label/color/name.
Currently, the default is to create a new connection type for each card you’re connecting. You can override this to always use the last type, with a user setting or with by setting a
default connection type.
Issues with the current behaviour
current default of new color per line has issues:
- discourages associating color/type with meaning. e.g. spaces with 20+ unnamed connection types
- encouraging spaces that are harder to read/maintain, more cognitively messy than they need to be. e.g. the color of connections often don’t match their spatial relationship/hierarchy
Issues with the current
in other dialogs, changing a color changes a single entity (e.g. user color), but in connectionDetails it changes all of that type which is currently unclear. Adding a new type color sometimes feels like it should be map to adding a new color causing confusion, so this distinction could be made clearer.