Maarten Verbaarschot volunteered to take on a Microproject (thanks Maarten!) and for the past few weeks he has been working on interface design for a Media Library for Drupal. There is a great discussion going on in the Drupal.org issue queue that you might want to take a look at.
Maarten is currently working on the third iteration of these wireframes but he’d really love it if you can take a look and give him some feedback – anyone who has ever added an image to a web page should be able to have a say on this interface, so don’t hold back!
In particular, Maarten is looking for some user stories where users would be uploading content using this Media Library interface rather than uploading whilst in the process of creating a ‘node’ (story, article, post etc.). I know I have a couple but if you do also perhaps you can share them in the comments below or on the issue queue thread (if you’re a member of Drupal.org or would like to be!)
You can see the work that Maarten has done so far here:
Add Content Page – what you’d see if you clicked on ‘Add’ in the header. (larger image here)
All the configuration associated with the creation of a piece of content goes onto the Meta page, keeping the content creation page as streamlined and focussed on pure content creation as possible. The Meta page is also designed to streamline this process by pulling the most used configuration elements to the front of screen and hiding the more complex and lesser used configuration options. (Larger image here)