Andy "PS - That reminds me... am I the only one who thinks you should be able to<br>select "power off" from the battery status icon?"<br><br>Yes and no. From a icon/workflow perspective it would seem sensible to place options for stand-by/off/status etc. However, from a usability perspective if you have to hit a physical button to power-on then the user's mental map of that functionality will be linked to the button... so there's little point in adding complexity to the interface if user's are likely to go back to the same place for power-down as they did for power-up.
<br><br>The question regarding adding anything to the UI of a small form factor display is: Is it absolutely necessary and not available anywhere else? <br>So, as a ui designer, I would advise on simplicity and no option list under the battery icon. Its a good idea but doesnt make it past the usability questions.
<br><br>regards - pauric<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 8/3/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Andy Poling</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On Fri, 3 Aug 2007, Thomas Gstädtner wrote:<br>> If you want to try it, you can take a look at alphaone's builds<br>> <a href="http://people.openmoko.org/alphaone/images/">http://people.openmoko.org/alphaone/images/
</a><br>> They work for me, but they are very (and I mean very!) basic.<br><br>I tried alphaone's build, and I must say I like what I see. I was able to<br>pretty quickly grasp the UI paradigms (something I'm still struggling with on
<br>.1), and I like the fact that the main buttons are larger and easier to use.<br><br>I can't find a way to power off under .2 though. :-)<br><br>-Andy<br><br>PS - That reminds me... am I the only one who thinks you should be able to
<br>select "power off" from the battery status icon?</blockquote></div><br>