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Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Initial icon design


Hi Christoph, *

thanks for the UX thoughts...

Christoph Noack schrieb:
Hi Bernhard,

here, I'd like to offer a rough guess ...

Am Montag, den 29.11.2010, 11:48 +0100 schrieb Dr. Bernhard Dippold:
What is the UX reason for providing three sets of icons besides a
combined set for application/documents and another one for templates?

Because it is common behavior :-) One reason for that (I think) is, that
many software applications support numerous file types. Thus, several
file type icons relate to one "main" software applications (e.g. think
of graphic files being displayed by one tool).

This would lead us to using only the main application icon and not providing direct access to the separate modules...

Why not? - Who opens an empty Writer file by clicking on the module executive file?

(I always start with LibO main application and feel a bit uncomfortable with the eight LibO entries in my applications menu)

In LibO, we do have these separate modules (e.g. Writer, Calc, ...), the
main software icon (e.g. on Mac OS X for calling the StartCenter).

Consequently, there is a need to supply at least some module /
application icons. Especially since we are somehow bound to the desktop
user interface guidelines, or at least, common behavior. Data type icons
don't show up in the Start menu, for example.

Sorry for being unclear - my question is: Why can't we use the same icons for application and documents?

Who needs to differ between application and document?

(Only if we keep on to provide the different sub-module starters)

Best regards

Bernhard


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