I want to get better about documenting my process so that (a) my blogs won't be quite as long, and (b) I can go into my thoughts a little deeper.
That being said, I actually finished this a few days ago, but was extremely busy at a friends wedding this weekend.
The main view section will contain a close-up version of the map, showing much smaller region just around the characters position on the entire map.
The mini map view will contain a shrunken version of the map, with some position locater to signify the characters location in relation to the entire map.
The message view will contain any kind of dialog with the user, either from the system or perhaps other players.
Lastly, the status view will contain some status information for the character. I'm thinking this will house the display of the characters life points, weapons, and inventory. I'm not quite sure exactly what will end up there, but thought it prudent to create a placeholder.
Now that I have my layout, I'm going to continue on actually creating the components in Scenegraph, but that's for next time.
Here's the layout I'm planning on working with: