Please see below my first feedback from testing. It is not yet in a form such that it can be in gitlab, as I think we need to discuss before making a user story. I looked at the gitlab boar and only looked at issues which are tagged as “user story” and “needs review”. There were some “needs review” (e.g. #30 and #36) that were to technical that I could not test it. I looked at Issue #3 and #29 Below is a collection of suggestions (S), summary of my understandings and questions (Q) and Bugs (B) mainly with regard to #29 (Methods for navigating through budgetline levels of abstraction)
S - For testing: Add Text with how to login on the config page for the people to be able to start quickly.
B? - Next.app.solidbase.info does not have the Load data button on the config view like app.solidbase.info. Is that intentionally?
Q - What do you mean with the button “toggle notes”
Q- Granularity and visualization: At the moment there is one “master” activity (e.g. Solawi). All expenses in any activities (also the lower order activities) are shown in the graph of farm.
I can add expenses and associate them to an activity and include them in other expenses. It is possible to add an expense from a higher level activity to an expense of a lower lever activity. Is this all intended that way? Ideally I want to see higher level expenses/processes with the lower level proceses/expenses only shown when “zooming” in. Right?
Q- Activities can be focused. Expenses cannot be focused/visualized but the toggle button shows a list of whats included, right?
Q- All expenses associated to this activity are shown. Not the classification of the lower order activities, right?
Q- Activities: can be focused on. Expenses are associated to activity. Visualization of activity includes all associated expenses even if from lower order activities, right?
S - Edit activity/expense: a new field is there “select class”. Not sure what class means? It is not defined when adding a new activity/expense. It seems to be the same as “Included in costs”. I would chose one. “Included in” sounds more intuitive to me.
S - Idea: differentiate between expenses directly associated to activity (where you can edit the number directly) and expenses that come from lower order activities.
S- Idea: Visual differentiation between activities and expenses. AT the moment I can only tell from the button “edit expense/activity”
B - Bug?!: If I don’t set an amount the first time when I create an expense, then there is no option to do so later. The edit field does not appear.
Q/S - Higher order expenses can only be used as “class”/”included in” Option once the lower order expense is saved. Then it is possible to chose other “classes”. This is a bit confusing. Should not all available expenses be in the drop down list?
S - I can load and save budgets perfectly. I can create my own and save it. However, if I don’t save and say “Reset Budget” it might be good to have a message telling me what I am about to do and that there had been changes that will be discarded if I proceed. Maybe the “Reset Budget” Button should rather be “New Budget” and on the main view along with load and save?
Q- Where can I add/edit the number of members?
Q- What about income? There might be income included from other income sources such as selling on markets. Or credits granted, Tax reimbursements.
Q- What about calculating fields such as taxes?