I'm going to be writing an application that needs to handle linear work flows. For simplicity, there are two types of entries:
- Events: A trigger condition that allows you to move forward. It may have an estimated time, but is something you pass when something is done.
- Timer: Once a task has started, it ends at a particular time.
I'm looking to build an editor to create the work flow and a separate interface to guide the user through the workflow. I would like the user to see the past and future with decreasing importance the further away the time is from now. I was considering taking a traditional timeline type view, like the following, but either put it on a wheel (top down view) or just make the scale logarithmic from the center.
Has anybody seen an interface that accomplishes something similar or have any interesting suggestions ?