I'm working on a website on which each character of a cartoon has a score, and the user can choose a given fixed number of characters to "hurt" and to "heal" (a user can only hurt so many characters and heal so many characters). However, my teammate and I can't decide between two designs:
- My design represents "hurting" and "healing" using buttons associated with each character.
- His represents the "hurts" and the "heals" with draggable daggers and first-aid kits.
I'm emphasizing the action of voting (while offloading the number of remaining votes to separate indicators), whereas his model emphasizes number of votes and minimizing the number of components.
I suppose that this could boil down to: Should limited voting be represented like a verb or a noun? ("I can vote this many times" vs. "I have this many votes to relegate")