I have been asked to create a simple portfolio system for architects
the architect can create a document set of popular drawings, called a portfolio.
he can select individual documents (called folios) from their hard drive and they can set meta data for these folios.
they have given me a mockup which is a wire that forces the user to select the folios from the hard drive then set meta data for the individual folios and the portfolio in another step and then manage the folios in another step (1)
This to my mind fragments the process and I want it all done in one place (2)
the client is essentially advocating a facilitated walkthrough where the folios and portfolio are created in a number of steps.
My question: what are the advantages of the clients solution? wouldnt it be better to have one standard interface where everyting is handled in the same place without these extra creation steps?
***you should consider folios as exactly the same as a file, its just that the client uses the term folio lots and is familiar with it.