RFC: fingernav widget proposal

pauric pauric at pauric.net
Sun Jul 29 15:03:41 CEST 2007

Usually the most obvious and simple idea is the right one

But I need to look in to the new pim suite.  However, it hard to see
how this could not be a universal nav methodology.

I'll put more graphics in there, pictures speak more than words.

thank you - pauric

On 7/29/07, Andy Powell <openmoko at automated.it> wrote:
> On Friday 27 July 2007 21:37, pauric wrote:
> > Guys, following on from some of the discussion here earlier in the
> > week I thought about the current finger widget and its usability
> > limitations.
> >
> > My ideas on an improved finger widget that will work in a more
> > consistent way across more apps, Freeing up more screen space.
> > http://web.mac.com/pauric_ocallaghan/openmoko_fingernav.pdf
> >
> > I've put together a few sketches and ideas as quickly as I could.
> > I've been hit with some other projects at work-work so this isnt
> > anywhere near as finished as I'd like.
> >
> > I'd appreciate some help if any of you have the time; to comment on
> > the document.  In any way you like, but you should be able to comment
> > directly on to the pdf with reader.
> >
> > No holds barred, good idea/bad idea? missing sections, further
> > details... anything.  I need a little jump start taking it to the next
> > stage of definition.
> >
> > Thanks all - have a lazy weekend. - p
> As I've already mentioned to you in #openmoko on irc, I think this is a
> fantastic idea. I do;t know if you 'invented' it but now that I've seen it it
> seems like a blindingly obvious way to extend options.. Of course, it's
> blindingly obvious *now*...  :)
> The only thing I would suggest is that rather than use words for the items
> make it a little more global and use icons..
> Andy / ScaredyCat

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