Flowsharing: Editing posts with embeds and block quotes

I compose posts in Ulysses and then pub them as drafts. I do the final edit and preview in Calypso. When editing these D&I recaps full of Twitter embeds and block quotes in Calypso, I experience:

  • #embed-reflow (#frustated)
  • #undo-reflow (#frustrated)
  • #embed-scroll-jump (clicking an embed jumps to the top of editor when another embed has focus, #frustrated)
  • #vscroll-loss (caused by all of the above, #frustrated x 3)
  • #scroll-scan-correlate cycles (when jumping between visual and html, a source of painful tedium and a cognitive stack smasher)
  • difficulty moving embeds and blockquotes (which drives me into the HTML editor and its hard-to-scan tag soup)
  • lack of embed link edit/visit (how about an inline toolbar and an edit details modal?)
  • a long wait for embeds to load and flow in every time I go back into the editor (makes #front-to-back-to-front-flow and iterative chain editing a slow process where I sit on my hands for 30 seconds at at time so I don’t start editing before everything loads)

#flowsharing #anecdote #journey

#editor

Building a flow sharing vocabulary

Live dogfooding, flow mapping, flow sharing, and user journeys can be misread, leading to defensive exchanges when what you intend is to share what actually happened to you as a data point and a glimpse of perspective. Some signaling is needed. I’ve taken to using hashtags in chats, comments, and post taxonomy to convey some context. Here are ones I’ve tried. I often prefix these with ‘user-‘, but lately I’ve been letting them stand without.

#journey
#anecdote
#narrative
#context
#empathy
#perspective
#reallife
#dogfooding
#livesharing
#flowmapping
#flowsharing
#anxiety
#anxiety-flow
#stresscase
#painpoint

And as seen on Calypso’s /help/contact/ screen:

#happy
#confused
#discouraged
#upset
#panicked
#frustrated

I’ll update the  glossary on make/test to contain and explain the terms not already over there. Some of these terms come from Design for Real Life, which I recommend to all.

#flowforked, #vocabulary