[Sugar-devel] [Design] Resume/New pie menu menu mockup
Christian Marc Schmidt
christianmarc at gmail.com
Sat Jul 10 13:20:21 EDT 2010
I think this is very interesting. The visual design isn't quite there
yet, but I think that the interaction is a good one to consider. There
is something quite intuitive about maintaining the selected item at
I think we could try a few alternate visual explorations, such as what
would happen if the second ring wasn't as articulated. For instance,
what about having a gray background overlay covering the entire view,
and removing the gray hairlines around the elements in the pie menu,
but otherwise leaving the information where it is?
I also wonder about showing both text and icon, and whether we should
treat this more as an additional layer on the home UI, with hover
states for each icon in the menu as you would expect from the main
If it's OK, I will try a few variations since I think this does have potential!
On Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 1:15 PM, Gary C Martin
<garycmartin at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Here's a mockup for Walter's previous pie menu suggestion (starting a new thread as Sascha though the last one was getting too long). Pie menus have some nice UI properties, but can also be difficult to get working right for all cases (I've tried not to cheat in the mockup). I'd consider this a more touch friendly layout than current palettes/hover-menus (something the fullscreen dialogue approach was also trying to take into account). The inner two choices appear instantly on click. The outer segments appear on delay hover, with a 90% alpha to help keep the user in context (though given our ongoing lack of compositing, solid fill might have to do). Rolling over a segment lights up its fill, the whole of each segment needs to accept hits.
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