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Subject: Re: The UI design

Re: The UI design

From: Jeff Waltzer <>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 06:21:00 -0700 (PDT)

--- "M. OReilly" <> 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?

 Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
     - Benjamin Franklin

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