< Plasma Contents 1 Methodology 1.1 Current vision 1.2 High level "manifesto" points 1.3 User scenarios 1.4 Define sub task 2 Tasks examples 2.1 Organic ui 2.2 Efficience in doing tasks 2.3 Activities 2.4 Hardware integration 2.5 Others 2.5.1 Notifications and sys tray items 188.8.131.52 High level thinking 184.108.40.206 Goals 2.5.2 A Plamoid Desktop HIG 3 Planning for implementation 4 Useful reads 5 Results produced at the sprint Methodology Current vision current vision, ideas, concepts and terminology: are we thinking the same thing when we say a term? identify user scenarios, what do you want to do, why and in what situation in the machine (example: being at work on a document while discussing about it simultaneously on email, chat and audio call) what in current suituation of things matches with this? what doesn't? Try to answer the problem without looking at other answers.. "because it works on OSX" or even "because it works on Plasma Desktop" are not valid answers ;) Thinking instead for a moment about the other solutions: why the solution of other system does work/why it doesn't work? High level "manifesto" points natural feeling ui few user interruptions settings always correct for what i'm doing now right level of mono/multitasking in different situations (complete dedication to a task vs listening mucic/glancing over news items while working) ... User scenarios working on a document while talking about it doing a presentation doing a call ... Define sub task Define sub tasks of the "manifesto" points, more deltailed, but still not regarding implementation Tasks examples Organic ui transitions. realistic light effects. High performance, but highly usable, UI when "candy" effects are disabled. (I.e., Compositing yes, Effects no.) "One-Handed Desktop" via Mouse Shortcuts on platforms which can support mice. (NOTE: Windows appears to provide very limited capabilities, in comparison to Linux, Unix, OS-X, and even Blackberry.) HIG for Gestures, and HIG for Button-based shortcuts. Must be usable with just a keyboard (i.e., with no Pointer/Mouse device.) Is our on-screen keyboard widget "good enough"? Efficience in doing tasks think in steps required to do a task: not just in "launching applications" that is just an aspect of it what is and what should be the boundary between what is an app and what is the workspace generic "information flow" of everything that i see on the screen: includes applications switching, not limited to it Activities what are the scenarios and the problem they are designed to solve what are the ui-wise problems in them right now? A possible one: gulf of execution (Info) How to reduce it? Hardware integration when to turn on/off bluetooth, audio level, camera? what to do if i attach a screen? a beamer? what to do if i disconnect to office wifi and connect to home wifi? ... Others Notifications and sys tray items High level thinking What are they for? What are the different use cases, what are the different "types"? What interaction is needed? What does the user need to be aware of? Goals Identify each category of current notification (i.e needs to persist) A mockup of how notifications should work A HIG of when and how items should appear in the sys-tray, and what notifications should be enabled by default. How often can they be emitted (i.e KTp should not emit 5 notifications when the network drops) A Plamoid Desktop HIG Expand on the work http://community.kde.org/Plasma#Interface_Standards_and_Research and http://community.kde.org/Plasma/Active/Development/ActiveHIG We need: A HIG that is _finished_ If there's a HIG for active, we need a HIG for situations with a mouse and keyboard, where interaction is (and should be) different, but with a very large overlap. Based on current plasmoids, not a big shakeup, but define consistency whilst things are being rewritten in QML. Planning for implementation Write an updated version of what is now "ways of the plasma", ui guidelines etc identify where the work has to be done for an abstract task item: bluedevil libplasma qml components tasks applet actual coding/documenting/coding tasks up for grab ;) Useful reads http://www.andrewschechterman.com/AndrewSchechterman/Qi_Fa_files/UX%20Glossary.pdf http://cyborganthropology.com/UX_Glossary http://blog.usabilla.com/the-usability-abc-part-2/#more-3075 http://uxmag.com/ http://bokardo.com/principles-of-user-interface-design/ http://uxmovement.com/thinking/why-rounded-corners-are-easier-on-the-eyes/ Results produced at the sprint Plasma Terminology Personas Games data Kanban dump Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=Plasma/Workspace_Sprint&oldid=21762" This page was last edited on 15 June 2012, at 09:50. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.