ortwin at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 20:52:45 CEST 2007
The problem I have with double tap zooming is that I'd like to have
smooth zooming. I also don't like drawing a box for zooming but rather
the picture reacting instantly to my motion. Not sure how well the
first gen hardware will handle this, though.
On 4/19/07, Steven Milburn <steven.milburn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sound pretty good, but I change a couple things from what you describe. For
> zooming and panning, don't do just the center tap thing. (For one thing,
> panning doesn't make sense until you're zoomed in). I'd like to be able to
> do most things without menus or buttons, just learned interaction.
> To Zoom, double-tap an area, that should cause the picture to zoom and
> center to where you tapped. Once zoomed in, just drag your finger to pan
> around. Zoom mode would probably have a few levels, so double-tap again
> zooms more. In zoom more, there could be either an escape button somewhere,
> or there could be a miniature display of the full pic, with a box to show
> the viewable area, and tapping on that display restores the full view.
> The reason I'm suggesting double tapping is so that you can still have
> single taps for going to the next and previous picture on the left/top and
> right/bottom, as well as pulling up a context menu for center taps. That
> context menu may still include zoom levels, but would have other options
> also, like sending the pic to someone else, copying, deleting, etc.
> On 4/19/07, Ortwin Regel <ortwin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dragging motions to the left/right could display the next/last
> > picture. Maybe even better: Only require a single touch at the left or
> > right side of the screen. Makes the screen last longer and is faster.
> > Left and right would be two sides each because the phone could be held
> > upwards and sideways, possibly depending on the individual picture.
> > I like the idea that a single touch (in the middle of the screen, if
> > the rim is used for picture switching) makes on screen controls
> > appear. However, we should think a little more about placement and
> > uses. I think they shouldn't necessarily be at the side of the screen.
> > In fact there should be two prominent ones in the middle of the
> > picture: One for starting a zooming motion, one for dragging the
> > visible area around. You have to start at the buttom but can use the
> > whole screen after that. The button symbols would have to be
> > recognizable equally from both directions. Since they are in the
> > middle of the screen they should probably be transparent to not appear
> > as obtrusive. For rotating the standard corner wheel can be used,
> > though it should be transparent, too. The lower right hand corner
> > (this refers to holding the phone vertically) could then have the
> > button for switching off the controls, the upper left hand corner the
> > escape from slideshow button, both diagonally orientated as to be
> > readable equally from both views.
> > The message of the controls should be: This is a handheld device! It
> > doesn't have to rotate pictures for you. Instead you can rotate the
> > device and enjoy the benefit of using more screen space.
> > The diagonal orientation might make sense for other applications and
> > I'd love to see it used.
> > If you need a mock up to understand this, tell me and I can make one.
> > It will look crappy, though.
> > Ortwin
> > On 4/19/07, Frank Coenen <franknstein666 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hay,
> > >
> > > Browsing the wiki, I found that the picture viewer was to be a stylus
> > > application.
> > > Viewing photos is something you do together, making it very unpractical
> > > do with a stylus.
> > >
> > > I think it should be a combination of both stylus and finger.
> > > Managing and looking for a specific dir should be done with a stylus.
> > > Here the approach should be like with the RSS-reader. At the top a list
> > > photos in your current directory, at the bottom a preview.
> > >
> > > Then you should be able to switch to either slide show or full
> > > Both are the same, with the exception of course that the slide show
> > > the photo's automatically (and will rotate them so that the most amount
> > > screen space is used)
> > > In full screen or slide show mode, if you then press the screen, 5
> > > will appear:
> > > - scroll-wheel - Either for zooming or switching between the photos
> > > - button to switch to either zoom or next-prev-picture mode
> > > - button to rotate the picture 90 dec clockwise
> > > - button to remove the on screen controls again. (so that you will only
> > > the picture, until you press the screen again)
> > > - a button to go back to stylus mode
> > >
> > > here are two mock ups, note that the left most button will change from
> > > -> switch mode.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Kind regards,
> > >
> > > Frank
> > >
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