Project selection in the Manager

Currently the Choose Project page in the Manager shows an alphabetic list of project names. Hovering over a project name brings up a balloon with the project description.

This UI is useful only for users who want to run a specific project, and who know its name. It's not useful, e.g., for users who want to volunteer for environment-related projects.

Other specific problems:

  • Balloons don't wrap (on Win) and text is lost.
  • Funky balloon behavior: they persist even when move mouse.
  • Text is not translatable.
  • Info about project area, subarea, and institution is not shown, even though it's available to the manager

Proposed redesign

  • The Choose Project page has left and right panes.
  • The left pane is a scrollable list of project names, grouped by area (Biomedicine, Environment, Astronomy/Physics, etc.), alphabetic within area. Each area is preceded by a header row.
  • The right pane shows a description of a particular project, including
    • Area
    • Subarea
    • Institution
    • description (scrollable if needed)
    • link to project web site
    • whether project can use your multicore CPU or GPU
  • Hovering over a project name in left pane brings up its info in right pane
  • Everything is translatable (even, potentially, project names).


  • Moving the mouse from left to right pane would be tricky. Maybe it's better to click on project name rather than hover.
Last modified 11 years ago Last modified on Apr 5, 2011, 3:47:52 PM