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    My own preference would be to have the DJ bag snap along the side. Either
    side is fine with me.

    I'd love to see something like this in there, but am not sure how it'd be
    handled. Would it be based on user login, so that a DJ comes into the
    studio and sees another DJ's open DJ bag if the first one forgot to log
    out?

    Another note about the 'DJ case' function in other programs: some have
    file handling built into that window, and some even have a small player
    with three or four buttons (play/pause, fast forward, rewind) for
    previewing a file before adding it.

    doug






    Micz Flor
    12/08/2004 11:39 PM
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    akos and i were sitting in the pub (the one where we got the jugs for the
    bbq from), trying to specify all the user interface guidance, i.e. what
    happens if you click where. we did not get it finished and hope that
    robert
    (hello) will pick it up where we left it, as he knows more from the day to

    day studio operations.

    more info later tomorrow.

    one thing we did come up with though is a feature that doug mentioned
    being
    part of another piece of software, the DJ bag.

    this is like a clip board which can hold files and playlists. anywhere you

    do something to a file or a playlist, you can add it to the DJ bag. from
    the DJ bag you can then select one or more items to go somewhere else.

    an example:

    i add a file by uploading it to the storage. it automatically comes up in
    the DJ bag. from there i can right mouse click of select for 'add item to
    exising playlist'

    another example:

    i searched the archive for my 'r&b night hour' programme, searched for all

    items with 'guitar' and 'tears' in the title. from the found items, i
    select 5 with a check box and say 'add to DJ bag' before continuing my
    search to add some gary moore. later i will select 25 items from the DJ
    bag
    and say 'create new playlist with selected items'.

    so the DJ bag really is like a clipboard - and saves a lot of trouble of
    going back and forth between feautres, e.g. uploading gary moore and
    adding
    to the DJ bag AND searching for items to add to the DJ bag will gve me a
    list of files that goes straight into my new playlist.

    the DJ bag will be right mouse click sensitive and ofer a set of features
    for files and playlists which will be the same for files and playlists
    anywhere in the system.

    so... it is pretty late to add a new feature to the software package,
    which
    is why we want to keep it simple. an icon tells us if it is a file or a
    playlist and it will only display the title, because the DJ bag is like
    our
    working memory. it is there, in our mind, in the bag. short term memory.

    the main problem to the interface design will be: if we decide to use the
    DJ bag, this also means that the DJ bag should become almost the core
    crossroads to many operations, i.e. needs to be quite prominent and
    potentially *always* available. so... where do we attach this baby to...
    the main window, running across the top? then we have a L shape, lying on
    the side...

    more later,

    Micz Flor - micz@mi.cz

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    My own preference would be to have the DJ bag snap along the side. Either side is fine with me.



    I'd love to see something like this in there, but am not sure how it'd be handled. Would it be based on user login, so that a DJ comes into the studio and sees another DJ's open DJ bag if the first one forgot to log out?



    Another note about the 'DJ case' function in other programs: some have file handling built into that window, and some even have a small player with three or four buttons (play/pause, fast forward, rewind) for previewing a file before adding it.



    doug













    Micz Flor <micz.flor@web.de>

    12/08/2004 11:39 PM

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    akos and i were sitting in the pub (the one where we got the jugs for the

    bbq from), trying to specify all the user interface guidance, i.e. what

    happens if you click where. we did not get it finished and hope that robert

    (hello) will pick it up where we left it, as he knows more from the day to

    day studio operations.



    more info later tomorrow.



    one thing we did come up with though is a feature that doug mentioned being

    part of another piece of software, the DJ bag.



    this is like a clip board which can hold files and playlists. anywhere you

    do something to a file or a playlist, you can add it to the DJ bag. from

    the DJ bag you can then select one or more items to go somewhere else.



    an example:



    i add a file by uploading it to the storage. it automatically comes up in

    the DJ bag. from there i can right mouse click of select for 'add item to

    exising playlist'



    another example:



    i searched the archive for my 'r&b night hour' programme, searched for all

    items with 'guitar' and 'tears' in the title. from the found items, i

    select 5 with a check box and say 'add to DJ bag' before continuing my

    search to add some gary moore. later i will select 25 items from the DJ bag

    and say 'create new playlist with selected items'.



    so the DJ bag really is like a clipboard - and saves a lot of trouble of

    going back and forth between feautres, e.g. uploading gary moore and adding

    to the DJ bag AND searching for items to add to the DJ bag will gve me a

    list of files that goes straight into my new playlist.



    the DJ bag will be right mouse click sensitive and ofer a set of features

    for files and playlists which will be the same for files and playlists

    anywhere in the system.



    so... it is pretty late to add a new feature to the software package, which

    is why we want to keep it simple. an icon tells us if it is a file or a

    playlist and it will only display the title, because the DJ bag is like our

    working memory. it is there, in our mind, in the bag. short term memory.



    the main problem to the interface design will be: if we decide to use the

    DJ bag, this also means that the DJ bag should become almost the core

    crossroads to many operations, i.e. needs to be quite prominent and

    potentially *always* available. so... where do we attach this baby to...

    the main window, running across the top? then we have a L shape, lying on

    the side...



    more later,



    Micz Flor - micz@mi.cz



    content and media development                        http://mi.cz

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  • Hi Micz, Akos & Doug,

    Long time no "see" about some new ideas of simplifying radio station's
    work. Currently I am supervising our new software's design; so far I
    have learned it by heart, and I am very interested in finding out who
    "Diego-Diego" is Smile . That is my No1 hit for the year 2004, and I would
    like to record it for my car. Smile)))

    I am not suprised that Doug suggested something called DJ bag,
    especially because that is a good idea in case you want to prepare
    music for your set that is going on air in 2 hours (for example),
    depending on your mood. Otherwise, I don't quite like the idea of
    direct item's transferring from our huge and heavy file storage right
    into the sensitive and fragile playlist. Somehow that seems rough and
    excludes fine tuning of playlists. I had something similar in mind,
    too, like you guys, but I didn't want to overload this first version
    of our software with this, because I think I already "wished" too
    complex machinery, that is for me and my job, something like microsoft
    outlook for the writers or autocad for engineers.

    If it is relatively simple for programmers to insert the option "add to
    DJ bag"- I am totaly for that! For me, DJ bag is something like
    temporarily dir. , clipboard, or some kind of shortcut to the
    storaged item.

    If you ask me, the general search function is one thing and it
    represents an enormous search tool. Maybe a button on the side or the
    right mouse click should be enough to put the item either on the end
    of the playlist, or into the DJ bag (optionally, depends of the event
    that user wants to make). When you exit from the search engine, you go
    then to the playlist and sort the items by the order of broadcasting.
    Or, to be more precise, you open the DJ bag, check once more on the
    material we want to use, and from there we insert the items on the
    playlist. It would be good that we keep the existing L shape of the
    Master and Live Mode palette, and on the rest of the screen, we can have
    tools that can change depending of the user's choice, like: 1. search
    engine, 2. DJ bag, 3. Cue palette.... Also, I was thinking of
    positioning "add to DJ bag" option into the lower part of the screen and
    not in the Master palette because I think that the Master palette should
    have a "exporting" and not the " importing" function.

    Robert







    Micz Flor wrote:

    > akos and i were sitting in the pub (the one where we got the jugs for
    > the bbq from), trying to specify all the user interface guidance, i.e.
    > what happens if you click where. we did not get it finished and hope
    > that robert (hello) will pick it up where we left it, as he knows more
    > from the day to day studio operations.
    >
    > more info later tomorrow

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  • Robert Klajn wrote:
    > I am not suprised that Doug suggested something called DJ bag,
    > especially because that is a good idea in case you want to prepare
    > music for your set that is going on air in 2 hours (for example),
    > depending on your mood. Otherwise, I don't quite like the idea of
    > direct item's transferring from our huge and heavy file storage right
    > into the sensitive and fragile playlist. Somehow that seems rough and
    > excludes fine tuning of playlists. I had something similar in mind,

    here, there's little transfer taking place, we're just having a list of
    files. all the files remain in the storage itself.

    also, the bag not only lists files, but playlists as well.

    > If it is relatively simple for programmers to insert the option "add to
    > DJ bag"- I am totaly for that! For me, DJ bag is something like
    > temporarily dir. , clipboard, or some kind of shortcut to the
    > storaged item.

    yes, this is what we were thinkig about...

    > If you ask me, the general search function is one thing and it
    > represents an enormous search tool. Maybe a button on the side or the
    > right mouse click should be enough to put the item either on the end
    > of the playlist, or into the DJ bag (optionally, depends of the event
    > that user wants to make). When you exit from the search engine, you go

    yes, this was the point - you can get into the search window from so
    many different contexts. one could be when you try to add entries into a
    playlist, then when you want to edit contest of entires, etc. etc.

    but the DJ bag, the program would not have to remember this context -
    and it also woulnd't make the mistake of identifying the context wrong.
    (keep in mind, that while "what I want to do" is an easy concept for the
    user, it's very difficult for a program to comprehend).

    > then to the playlist and sort the items by the order of broadcasting.
    > Or, to be more precise, you open the DJ bag, check once more on the
    > material we want to use, and from there we insert the items on the
    > playlist. It would be good that we keep the existing L shape of the

    yes, this is what we were thingking about. and you'd have your last
    opened / edited playlist in the bag, so you could get back into editing
    the playlist very easily - just by selecting it.

    > Master and Live Mode palette, and on the rest of the screen, we can have
    > tools that can change depending of the user's choice, like: 1. search
    > engine, 2. DJ bag, 3. Cue palette.... Also, I was thinking of
    > positioning "add to DJ bag" option into the lower part of the screen and
    > not in the Master palette because I think that the Master palette should
    > have a "exporting" and not the " importing" function.

    this part misses me, though Smile


    Akos

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  • At 14:23 09.12.2004, you wrote:
    >>Master and Live Mode palette, and on the rest of the screen, we can have
    >>tools that can change depending of the user's choice, like: 1. search
    >>engine, 2. DJ bag, 3. Cue palette.... Also, I was thinking of
    >>positioning "add to DJ bag" option into the lower part of the screen and
    >>not in the Master palette because I think that the Master palette should
    >>have a "exporting" and not the " importing" function.
    >
    >this part misses me, though Smile

    me, too...

    robert, take a look at the document i sent (in word) to specify these
    things in there. we will need this asap for the programming and the design.

    Micz Flor - micz@mi.cz

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  • robert, take a look at the document i sent (in word) to specify
    these things in there. we will need this asap for the programming and
    the design.


    Micz Flor - micz@mi.cz








    Yes, I have just received the Word document.

     I will  study it thoroughly, and  answer  to your request as soon as I
    can.....Smile)




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