[Freedombox-discuss] UX working group?

Alistair Davidson alistair.l.davidson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 23:33:11 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 12:28 PM, James Vasile <
vasile at freedomboxfoundation.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:54:38 +0000, Matt Dodson <war2none at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > I'd just like to say I'm designing a UX, which I'm seeing as a possible
> distro, as it exceeds by a long way the current UI criteria and definitely
> not a UI for the developing world, I'll post when it's done.
> Design is subjective and I want people to work in whatever way is most
> comfortable to them, so please report back when you have something to
> share.

Absolutely - step 1 is brainstorming and prototyping. UX development is
also highly iterative. In the initial prototype, what we now know as the
Apple menu was just labels informing the user what the function keys did.
As time went on, they were made clickable, then a pop-up menu was added,
then they were moved to the top, and the function keys stopped controlling
them... so anything anyone puts out as a starting point is making a huge
contribution. It will take years to get it perfect.

> > I'm up for helping with the standard UI too, but designing as a
> > group/comity is hard, as design is subjective.
> If you and Alistair want to put your heads together on that, I will
> facilitate however you like or just get our of your way.

I would definitely need a hand with the analysis side. I've been lurking
for some time and am trying to digest the wiki, but as wikis will do it
rambles a little between what people have working or almost-working, and
things we will want in the far future. I understand the long term vision,
but I'm not sure what the v0.1 vision is.
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