Innovative user interface idea

Ulrik Rasmussen openmoko at
Sun Oct 21 17:22:36 CEST 2007

On Sunday 21 October 2007 15:14:41 Humberto Massa wrote:
> On 10/21/07, Oliver <embry00s at> wrote:
> > I agree that we need to focus on usability, but that WM6.1 interface is
> > just retarded. Instead of showing all the alternatives in a grid, where
> > you get a good overview and can quickly select an item, you are forced to
> > remebmer where every item is (if you don't like scrolling through lots
> > and lots of options) AND you force the cellphone to render all
> > sub-options of the menus you pass until you get to your desired menu. You
> > could see in the video that it wasn't entirely latency-free. Bleh!
> >
> > Yes, we definitely need to think of the user interface, but mimicing that
> > one would be plain stupid. 2007.2 looks great to me, and infinitely
> > better than WM6.1.
> >
> > /Oliver
> I have a PSP, and it's interface is carousel-like... it sucks exactly
> because you must know where everything is.

Yeah, why not take advantage of the fact that we have a high resolution touch 
screen? I don't know if anyone of you have tried using mouse gestures in 
Opera or Firefox, but I think they would definitely be A LOT quicker than a 
carousel interface. Also, you'll be able to customize them to fit your needs, 
and they require no rendering at all (one gesture could render a menu if you 
forget the other gestures, but that should be enough).


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