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Subject: Re: The UI design
From: Jeff Waltzer (jeffwaltzer_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2002-07-02


--- "M. OReilly" <moreilly_at_moreilly.com> wrote:
> Well, the list has been quiet for a few days now, so I assume things are
> going well. Time to shake them up?
>
> I have been thinking about the UI design, and I think this is one of the
> ways in which I could help directly with the Rockbox project. (I'm
> feeling
> sort of like I'm not pulling my fair share since I can't code...)
>
> So far, most of the UI interface has been lifted from ideas in the
> original
> Archos firmware, requested on this list, or a product of the intuition
> of
> the developers. While this is certainly making good progress, I wonder
> if
> perhaps a concentrated, centralized UI design wouldn't be a good idea.
> I
> think heuristics is fascinating, and that it could be very helpful to
> know
> what we want our end product to look and act like before we finish
> coding.
> I think some sort of flowchart or process diagram would be a good way to
> communicate the user interface to each other.
>
> Does anyone else think this is a good idea? If so, I volunteer to be a
> focal point for developing this into an actuality. I don't know if
> anyone
> has concatenated a list of UI-specific requests so far, so any help
> (from
> the list and Sourceforge archives, perhaps) would be good.
>
> Thanks,
> Matt
>

Perhaps more important is a set of guidelines to make sure the UI is
consistent across all screens?

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