[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] copy-to-option in Journal (part of removing the keep button)

Frederick Grose fgrose at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 13:57:34 EDT 2011

2011/6/12 Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com>

> Hi Manuel,
> On 12 Jun 2011, at 14:39, manuel quiñones wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > 2011/6/7 Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com>:
> >> Manuel, you mentioned in the design meeting you had some ideas for a
> clipboard icon, did you make any progress or have some suggestions?
> >
> > Sorry I completly missed this thread, I'm attaching the idea I had in
> > mind for the clipboard, but I think the reusage of the scissors can be
> > a good choice.  I would prevent a real clipboard icon.
> Thanks. OK so that's -2 votes for a clipboard icon (you and Walter), and +2
> votes for scissors (you and Simon). Your new clipboard visual is close to
> something I was also playing with after Walter's comment that he though the
> icon should indicate/represent the left Frame edge in some way. I'm not sure
> though that this approach leads to a clear visual for the user to understand
> (we don't visually indicate places/sides of the Frame in any other cases).
> Let's see if we get any more feedback from others,

I like manuq's "push item into stack" icon.  It symbolizes the clipboard
object structure simply.  It is specific to that action.  It reminds one of
the the Frame's visualization of the clipboard contents (without referring
to the Frame or a specific location, if that were a problem).

I find myself favoring this over the Scissors icon, which Gary proposed in
order to reinforce the idea of the Activity Edit toolbar, where copy and
paste access is the common use case.
I think this association is not direct, and so, not as quickly grasped.  The
scissors directly suggests the cut action, and only indirectly is associated
with the generic editing actions, which are not the only use for the
clipboard objects.  I don't think the weaker association best serves the
proposed purposes.

Thanks for these efforts!            --Fred

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