2007.2 dialer suggestions

Dylan McCall dylanmccall at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 00:22:43 CEST 2007

The biggest problem I see is that the current icons are all very similar,
and in some programs we actually have two of the same icon! (The Home icon);
one at top, one at bottom. For someone just learning the system, this is
very hard to understand.
We need more informative icons that each have their own very distinct look.
At the moment, this is a very scary case of mystery meat.

I think the Accept Call icon could have some indication of sound coming from
the receiver, and it wouldn't hurt to have the button in the middle of the
screen, where the call icon (#2) currently is located.

I also agree with swapping Speaker Phone and Hang Up. A good interface needs
a consistent rule for which side the positive and negative responses are on,
and this must never change. (For example, Gnome's HIG).

-Dylan McCall

On 9/12/07, Joshua Layne <joshua at willowisp.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Sep 2007 12:27:53 -0700, "Roger Borges" <vacatola at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I agree with both of these points. Red and green may interfere with the
> > color scheme of the phone, but maybe making the ignore/hangup icon red
> and
> > leaving the answer icon orange would be effective?
> While I would not suggest that we move the UI to an AngryFruitSalad
> (http://catb.org/esr/jargon/html/A/angry-fruit-salad.html) - I am not
> certain that a diachrome orange and black scheme is the only answer.
> However, I know the UI is themed - my biggest concern is the button
> location, not the color - the color can be easily changed by re-theming.
> j.
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