The work on the data browser has been quite technical minded for now, and based on the feedback that I’ve gotten from the UX-team I realized we need to find a better, common language to describe the various aspects of the Solid data browser. To that end I’ve started work on describing the current Solid data browser with the intent to make it easier for people to understand what it is currently doing. I’m trying to describe the conceptual model as well as the technical model, and hopefully we can find ways to talk about the data browser that reconciles with both of them.
The document is available as a simple HTML document. I wanted to enable dokieli for the HTML document so that people could annotate the document with their comments, but experienced a bug with the sharing pane (am researching this to create an issue so that we know how to fix it). If you have feedback on the document, please use this thread.
The document is still a work in progress, but I think it’s valuable in the current state to A) express how I understand the current data browser, and B) get the conversation started on how this mental model can be improved and shared better, so that we all share a common language for the data browser.
I will continue to work on this document, and update this thread when I update the content in the various resources.