Bugzilla Bug 591 - dialing from contacts needs to be

Visti Andresen talpa at galnet.dk
Mon Jul 16 16:55:41 CEST 2007

On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 10:07:05 -0400
pauric <pauric at pauric.net> wrote:

> Mickael "> Even if the default can be a well thought out solution, I don't why
> > you shall not give the user all the options he wants. If the option is
> > not a common one, just add it in the advanced tab."
> We dont ever really know what the user wants.  We havent done any user
> research. I fully appreciate that developers want full control of the
> system interaction methods.  I would strongly question whether an
> ordinary basic user would like to redefine the function calls behind
> single tap, hold, etc.

I'm a user (of firefox and gnome) :) and I hated it when they started to move
some of the configuration options I used to about:config and gconf.

One of the tings I hate about those "advanced configurations" are there 
lack of structure, missing help regarding valid values and human
understandable  values.

See now we have done some "user research" ;o)

> Here's a little usability test (o;
> Background info, iphone settings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOHGS8AEuTQ
> So, if there's a similar section on neo with an advanced section...
> Test: Suggest the wording to go in to the UI for reconfiguring the
> function calls behind tap & hold as they relate to accessing
> functionality in the address book.
> If you're having trouble creating a design that conveys this in a
> simple manner that anyone can understand... then its a low-level OS
> build option, not a presentation layer UI option.
> If you can can create a design thats easy to understand, it goes in the UI.
> I cant think of a simple way to display these options.

----- Address book gestures -----
Tab: {pull down with actions}
Tab and click: {pull down with actions}

Is there a 'libgestures' or similar for reading gestures?
I suppose that on a device with just one 'mouse button' and no keyboard
gestures could be more important than on regular computers?

btw. I would survive without the possibility to configure the gestures,
and yes I like the tab and hold to dial idea.

btw2. Having the actions visible inside the preferences would on the other
hand inform the user of the existence these cool features (if he/she reads 
though the preferences)

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