interface design suggestions

Tim Erwin taerwin at
Tue Oct 16 02:48:21 CEST 2007

I really like the mockup by Dani, I don't think the colours/blockish look
are important as these can be changed by a theme engine but the use of
screen space is excellent. The mockup is far more readable and the extra
borders in the current theme are a waste of screen space. I think these
concepts should be incorporated into the current OpenMoko release.



On 10/16/07, Joshua Layne <joshua at> wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 12:19:57 -0500, Jeffrey Thomas <eljefedelito at
> >
> wrote:
> > To be honest, I understand the concepts of better contrast etc, but the
> > proposed interface is very blockish and not nearly as nice looking as
> the
> > fades and the use of Orange in the current.  I do understand that it is
> a
> > quick mockup, and that I myself have had no suggestions (nor do I claim
> to
> > know about usability), but I really like the current look quite a bit
> more
> > than the proposed.  I dislike the white fields in the proposed, and the
> > large number of colours; there is much to like in the current: the
> circular
> > keys, the rounded edges everywhere, the slight boarders to the various
> > frames and fields, all make for a nicer looking interface (IMHO).  At
> the
> > resolution the phone provides, I don't think that the phone should look
> > like it has a lot less by removing these stylistic details.
> >
> > Again, I am just one person with the desire to help influence this great
> > project, and the overall goal is to make a great phone.  I appreciate
> the
> > work of all in this endever, as I really am only a "buystander."  The
> > usability team will really know best, and I am hoping it is all
> themeable
> > anyway.  Dani, you've put more thought into this than I, and you seem to
> > know.  I just like the current so much, orange and grey looks great.
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