[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] 'Resume' vs 'Start a new' Activity
simon at schampijer.de
Mon Jan 11 04:25:24 EST 2010
On 01/11/2010 09:37 AM, Sascha Silbe wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 06:37:35PM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
>> As a straw-man, the ring view would now display two concentric circles of
>> icons. The inner ring would have consist of colored "resumable"
>> activities and
>> would have occasional holes when no resumable instance was available.
>> The outer
>> ring would consist of uncolored "start new" icons.
> Interesting idea. Personally I would switch the two rings (start
> empty/fresh from the inner circle, spread out to ones you already worked
> on), but this is quite superficial (small inner area = no/few work done,
> large outer area = more work done) of course. In theory it would allow
> to stack even more rings around it (-> history, show most recent on the
> outside), but in practice even the single-ring layout tends to need too
> much space already.
> A variant would be showing pairs of icons in a single ring; don't know
> what looks better or is easier to grasp.
> CU Sascha
Yeah, I think there is an issue regarding space with that approach.
Also, we at least "support" different home view layouts. It gets more
complicated when you take these into account.
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