Skip to Main Content
Talis Aspire Ideas Portal
Status Reviewed - on hold
Categories Bookmarking
Created by Sarah @ AUT
Created on Sep 12, 2023

★ Change the 'Add field' and 'Lookup' drop downs to BUTTONS ONLY, and the 'Has Part' and 'Part Of' options to TICK BOXES in the edit metadata window

Unfortunately, our users find it confusing to use the Add field drop down in the metadata window.

Rather than choosing an option in the drop down, then clicking the Add button, they find it more instinctive to click the Add button first. Frustratingly, this inadvertently adds an unwanted Author field to the metadata every time.

To the improve the user experience, please only have an Add Field button that makes a pop-up appear in which the user selects their desired field type.

The same change should be applied to the Lookup function, so it only has a 'Lookup' button, and no drop down.

This would make these functions consistent with the 'Link to' button.

Our users also do not find it intuitive that 'Part Of' or 'Has Part' is among the Add fields options.

It would be much easier if these were tick boxes like the Online Resource box -- with one becoming 'greyed out' when the other is ticked.

Overall, these changes would make the edit metadata window much cleaner and easier to use!

  • Attach files
  • Admin
    Kate Broadfield
    Oct 19, 2023

    Hi Sarah, This will be reviewed within our bookmarking redesign next year. Thanks for raising.