[Sugar-devel] Home view activities layout
Christian Marc Schmidt
christianmarc at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 19:59:13 EDT 2010
Hi Chris--to address scalability we have a list view from which you can
select favorite activities to go in the ring. This is a similar technique to
the OSX dock or Windows taskbar.
But you raise a good point. I've always thought that there may be an
opportunity for a scalable grid view, not unlike the iPhone, that could also
show you thumbnail previews. We could adopt a paginating metaphor similar to
the iPhone or even OSX spaces to make the view infinitely scalable (the
freeform view could, for that matter, also utilize thumbnail previews). Then
we are not only addressing scalability, but also offering an additional
functional benefit. Perhaps this would be worth exploring?
On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 7:24 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> > I do think that there are opportunities for different views, but
> > would love to first figure out collectively what the functional
> > differences/affordances are that we are designing for...
> The functional difference I'm interested in is supporting more activities;
> the ring view was designed when we shipped half as many activities as
> we do now, and I think it's reached its scalability limit.
> - Chris.
> Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
> One Laptop Per Child
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