2007.2 - questions
pauric at pauric.net
Mon Aug 6 14:34:02 CEST 2007
Andy "PS - That reminds me... am I the only one who thinks you should be
select "power off" from the battery status icon?"
Yes and no. From a icon/workflow perspective it would seem sensible to
place options for stand-by/off/status etc. However, from a usability
perspective if you have to hit a physical button to power-on then the user's
mental map of that functionality will be linked to the button... so there's
little point in adding complexity to the interface if user's are likely to
go back to the same place for power-down as they did for power-up.
The question regarding adding anything to the UI of a small form factor
display is: Is it absolutely necessary and not available anywhere else?
So, as a ui designer, I would advise on simplicity and no option list under
the battery icon. Its a good idea but doesnt make it past the usability
regards - pauric
On 8/3/07, Andy Poling <andy at realbig.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Aug 2007, Thomas Gstädtner wrote:
> > If you want to try it, you can take a look at alphaone's builds
> > http://people.openmoko.org/alphaone/images/
> > They work for me, but they are very (and I mean very!) basic.
> I tried alphaone's build, and I must say I like what I see. I was able to
> pretty quickly grasp the UI paradigms (something I'm still struggling with
> .1), and I like the fact that the main buttons are larger and easier to
> I can't find a way to power off under .2 though. :-)
> PS - That reminds me... am I the only one who thinks you should be able to
> select "power off" from the battery status icon?
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