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Hi Christoph, all,

On 10-03-2011 20:22, Christoph Noack wrote:
Hi Paulo, hi Hillar, all!

Am Donnerstag, den 10.03.2011, 10:52 -0300 schrieb Paulo José:

Wow, This is full of love! What did happen to these guys and their ideas? Where are they? :O
Great stuff, isn't it? We did this "Design Proposal Session" for
Renaissance - and this has been an amazing time, since I had the chance
to work with the guys at Hamburg for a few days within their office when
we prepared this effort. Pretty much fun!
Cool! Really Cool! :-D It must has been a great experience!

Concerning the "what did happen to these guys". Well, some of those are
on this mailing list (which I'm really happy about). And to some, who
stopped activities concerning OOo some time ago, I've send an invitation
mail ... part of the first Kick-Off step named "Send Invitation to
Interested Parties". Unfortunately, only very few replied :-\
Well, I wish they come back to home to keep doing all this good work.

The ideas: Some of them went into the Renaissance prototype that got
famous for (people thought so) re-implementation of the Ribbon / Fluent
concept by Microsoft. Unfortunately, many tiny but great ideas had to be
postponed, because OOo wasn't ready yet ... so you may find stuff like
the "Keyboard Command Invocation" that is pretty similar to your mockup
once to be found at OMG Ubuntu:
Yeah, it's a Blender proposal too, actually already implemented. As well the circular menu.

So personally, I consider this collection still a great resource to
think about interaction improvements - it had been mostly created by the
community. If you look more closely, the major concepts are very
similar ... but the real potential is in the additional "small" ideas.
For sure. I spent some time looking at these pages and they brings ideas, like you've said, very similar. The actual differences are in the little details (for me, the most significant things in the daily usage in every application).

Paulo José O. Amaro
Computer Science Student
Federal University of São João del-Rei
WebDesigner / Linked Empresa Júnior
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