[Sugar-devel] Design review plea.. OLPC desktop switcher
eben.eliason at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 16:00:43 EDT 2009
I'm in agreement with Christian. I think the non-overlapping treatment
is cleaner and maintains the purity of the metaphor.
PS. Actually, I find the transition less jarring when there are no
dots associated with the logo, since it indicates that there is no
direct relationship between the two. When the dots are continuous but
the graphic in the middle changes, I get the impression I missed
On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Gary C Martin<gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> On 19 Jun 2009, at 18:11, Christian Marc Schmidt wrote:
>> Hi Gary--is it online somewhere where I could look at it? Maybe I just
>> need to see it...
> The two to look at for this are:
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jun 19, 2009, at 1:03 PM, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Christian,
>>> On 19 Jun 2009, at 17:53, Christian Marc Schmidt wrote:
>>>> Hi Sean, picking up on one of your comments below:
>>>>> After debating lots of ideas with lots of mockups for
>>>>> Sugar on a Stick we went with a Sugar logo during the first three dots
>>>>> and the Xo avatar for the remaining ones. We chose variant #06 because
>>>>> SoaS v1 will be called Strawberry and we will change the boot color
>>>>> and name for each SoaS iteration, the idea being to aid
>>>>> unsophisticated users who can communicate version info just from the
>>>>> boot logo color.
>>>> For simplicity, I would suggest having the logo on a separate screen for
>>>> a few secs *before* the XO and the ring with dots appear. I think they
>>>> should both be kept separate, for clarity both visually/aesthetically, but
>>>> also semantically (the XO at the center of the screen is a fundamental
>>>> principle in the Sugar UI, and having it trade places with the logo in the
>>>> middle of the ring is mixing metaphors). Let me know if you agree...
>>> That was tried first (some of the mock-ups have it that way), but it's
>>> visually jarring. Like watching some random slide show of logos. Slightly
>>> overlapping the logo / progress dots / xo gave (IMO) continuity to the boot
>>> process progression.
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