[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Mockups of Home view showing "Start new" ring and separate row of icons for resume
Christian Marc Schmidt
christianmarc at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 10:45:04 EST 2010
Thanks, Gary. Before settling on the current design for Home, we actually
had a very similar mockup to the first one you sent.
While it addresses the issue Simon is mentioning on a structural level, it
isn't intuitive. The problem is the duplication of activity icons, which
leads to confusion. The distinction of gray and color icons isn't enough to
alleviate the confusion arising from having duplicate sets of icons.
We'll talk more in a few minutes, but I think there may be a solution to our
problem in the activity view.
On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com>wrote:
> On 16 Jan 2010, at 15:26, Simon Schampijer wrote:
> > On 01/16/2010 04:14 PM, Gary C Martin wrote:
> >> Hi folks,
> >> Some quick mockups of a Home view idea mentioned in previous
> discussions. Just intended as extra material for todays irc design meeting.
> >> 1) Ring of activity icons reverts to the "Start new" behaviour; Journal
> icon is always shown for easier access, with recent activities shown below
> for quick resuming. Journal icon and recent activities are shown
> horizontally for better screen balance (at cost of not matching the real
> Journal list display orientation).
> >> 2) Same as above except that the Journal icon is top left and a top to
> bottom resume icon order is used so that recent activities are shown in the
> same order and direction as is experienced in the Journal list view:
> >> Regards,
> >> --Gary
> > Hi Gary,
> > thanks, I think that helps to better visualize this proposal.
> > The problem I see with this design is, that the title of the activities
> does lack. I guess you would see it in a palette when hovering over it. But
> that would be as quick as going to the Journal directly. One could imagine
> displaying the title in the vertical layout, but that would make the home
> view crowded.
> > Just a few thoughts, so I do not forget my first impressions ;p
> Here's a 3rd for the mentioned double ring of activity icons; inside
> non-colour icons for "Start new" behaviour, outside ring of coloured icons
> for "Resume" behaviour. Journal icon shown at top of ring for easy access
> (note that its coloured icon in the "Start now" ring is now out of place):
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