As someone very intimidated and overwhelmed by the Wikidata interface, I
agree the list of elements is too long. I was trying to update Authority
Control for a Wikipedia entry and it was a lot of scrolling around to make
sure I wasn't adding duplicates, etc. A Table of Contents would be a huge
help, especially if it was similar in behavior to the existing Wikipedia
TOC model that Wikipedians are used to seeing.
Disagree that this is "fundamentally an impossible UI task." The example
Reasonator with Sources and Files selected is pretty danged nice!
My biggest gripe with Wikidata is the UI, as it seems like both a
functional (too long, intimidating) as well as visual (clunky, complicated,
not super pretty) barrier. There are solutions to these barriers, although
I understand the solutions are not trivial.
While the focus of Wikidata is clearly on data and responsiveness,
necessitating UI and a focus on the more non-tech users is a lower
priority, I am glad it is part of the ongoing conversation.
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Secretary, Wikimedia NYC
On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 11:58 AM, Benjamin Good <ben.mcgee.good(a)gmail.com>
I think no one would disagree that the current viewing
experience on the
interface is not ideal. Keep in mind though that this
is fundamentally an impossible UI task.
> On 3 May 2016 at 13:07, David Abián <davidabian(a)wikimedia.es> wrote:
>> I think that most elements on Wikidata are nowadays too long to be
>> easily read by humans. There are many properties (which is great), the
>> information is too scattered, and this problem (if you consider it a
>> problem) will continue growing up.