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Re: [libreoffice-design] Experimental new LibreOffice UI


Hi Keith,

Le 06/04/2013 01:30, Keith Curtis a écrit :
Hi all;

I've written a proposal for a new experimental UI for LibreOffice Writer:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/User:KeithCu

That proposal is light years away from being a UX design proposal. Really.

Just compare it with :
- http://design.canonical.com/2013/04/core-utility-apps-process-update/
- http://design.canonical.com/2013/03/app-patterns-applied-weather-key-journeys/
- http://design.canonical.com/2013/03/app-patterns-applied-clock-key-journeys/

Have you seen all details for just a simple use case ?
(and read all entries about Ubuntu touch from that blog)

and some references by one of the most important designer :
- http://www.nngroup.com/articles/top-10-application-design-mistakes/
- http://www.nngroup.com/articles/iterative-design/
- http://www.nngroup.com/articles/paper-prototyping/
- http://www.nngroup.com/articles/usability-101-introduction-to-usability/
- http://www.nngroup.com/articles/why-you-only-need-to-test-with-5-users/
- http://www.nngroup.com/articles/the-myth-of-the-genius-designer/
- http://www.nngroup.com/reports/paper-prototyping-training-video/
- http://www.nngroup.com/articles/first-rule-of-usability-dont-listen-to-users/
- http://www.nngroup.com/articles/thinking-aloud-the-1-usability-tool/





In a few weeks Matúš Kukan will have an empty Python prototype ready
to be filled in.

Please realize that the developer must have infinitely more informations before starting any line of code.


After that, it becomes a question of what it should look like. The
bitmap I included on the wiki page was just some pretty example I dug
up on the web, but I could imagine others, including perhaps one that
is on the top rather than the side. Anything you guys can draw could
be mostly implemented in a few months (assuming one person full-time)
in Python. No one is signed up to hack on that yet, Matúš is just
making an empty toolbar, but it needs a bitmap first anyway.

You use term "look like", "bitmap", "draw" just as if you were a graphic designer.
But UX design is NOT drawing or painting, it's about sketching, creating mockups and prototypes.

I suggest you to use a real sketching tool : pencil 2.X
http://pencil.evolus.vn/

And then :
- define some use cases
- for each use case, create sketches with pencil that describe your proposal ; sketches must be as precise as possible
- take time and then enhance, simplify... iterate over your proposal
- when you have something stable, publish and ask feed-back
- you'll need to iterate again and again before having a rela proposal



It would be nice to get a more official "next-gen" UI Writer design.

+1
but a complete UI for all modules of LO will require *a lot* of time and work !

Do you guys have one?

I don't think so.
The TDF should define a kind of goals/objectives/roadmap upon which we can build something.

Michel


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