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From Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [UX] - Design Exploration - Dockable Task Pane (Sidebar) - Tab User Interface Design
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2012 07:12:48 GMT
Hello All,

Here is a design trade off to consider for the bevel vs flat tab design.

While the bevel has a nice association between the tab and it's content, it
does add visual noise, takes up more real estate and is inconsistent with
the current feedback paradigm for other action icons. Flat uses less real
estate, is cleaner and reinforces the feedback paradigm. Flat is also
easier to implement, because we don't have to draw the bevels.

Somethings to consider.

Great conversation, keep sharing.

Regards,
Kevin



On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon.oo@gmail.com>wrote:

> Yes, task pane content can be core or extension-oriented.
>
> On Nov 2, 2012, at 2:14 PM, Xin Li <lxnice123@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I prefer the Beveled tab option.
> >
> > Maybe the content of Task Pane can including two parts: 1. Properties,
> the
> > gallery, layouts and so on; 2. Extensions
> >
> > 2012/11/2 Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon.oo@gmail.com>
> >
> >> KG01 - see comments inline
> >>
> >> On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 8:39 PM, Shenfeng Liu <liushenf@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> 2012/11/1 Jürgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@gmail.com>
> >>>
> >>>> On 11/1/12 11:09 AM, Lei Wang wrote:
> >>>>> I like beveled tab option.
> >>>>
> >>>> me too and it was already planned in the past to extend the existing
> >>>> solution.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> +1 to Beveled tab option.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> One question, what kinds of content should be put into the sidebar?
A
> >>>>> navigator window or a style list window should be put into sidebar
> >> as a
> >>>> tab
> >>>>> panel.
> >>>>
> >>>> I think that are good examples and Symphony has used it in a good way
> >>>> too. But I am also looking forward to make more more use of it to via
> >>>> extensions and integrate in other systems. It can be a file browser
on
> >> a
> >>>> CMS  where you can checkin/checkout files, can share files, etc.. It
> >> can
> >>>> be a property SideBar as we know it from Symphony.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> property sidebar is a good candidate to implement in phase I. No need
> to
> >>> migrated every thing from Symphony sidebar, but start from some
> frequent
> >>> used buttons.
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> KG01 - This is an important point. Any enhancements to the existing AOO
> >> sidebar should leverage the best user experience elements from both
> >> Symphony and AOO. In addition, while we are updating this code we can
> >> address any other known issues.
> >>
> >> I have already completed an analysis of each tool's sidebar, strengths
> and
> >> weaknesses and captured some recommendations.
> >>
> >> See the analysis doc on the Dockable Task Pane (Side bar) Design
> >> Exploration page<
> >>
> http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/AOO_4.0_Dockable_Task_Pane_%28Task_Bar%29_Design_Exploration
> >>> on
> >> the AOO UX wiki.
> >>
> >>
> http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/AOO_4.0_Dockable_Task_Pane_%28Task_Bar%29_Design_Exploration
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> Another candidate we can consider maybe clipart/gallery.
> >>> And agree that we should provide interface for extension development.
> >>>
> >>> I can see it is a big feature that requires a lot of
> >> UX/development/testing
> >>> effort. So I suggest to create a wiki under 4.0 planning
> >>> wiki<
> >>>
> >>
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.0+Release+Planning
> >>>> to
> >>> consolidate and trace all related tasks and action items. We may also
> >>> need a branch to start ASAP.
> >>>
> >>> - Shenfeng Liu (Simon)
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> A SideBar in general is smooth and nice way to integrate in the office
> >>>> UI and provide fast access to new interesting features. And last but
> >> not
> >>>> least to make use of wide screen displays ;-)
> >>>>
> >>>> Juergen
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 4:59 PM, Kevin Grignon <
> >>> kevingrignon.oo@gmail.com
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> Hello All,
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> I've been exploring design alternatives for adding navigation
tabs
> >> to
> >>>> the
> >>>>>> docked task pane.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> See:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
> http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/AOO_UX_Design_Exploration_-_Docked_Task_Pane_Container_-_Tab_User_Interface_Design
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Capture any thoughts or feedback in the discussion section of
the
> >> wiki
> >>>>>> page.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Thanks,
> >>>>>> Kevin
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Best regards,
> > Xin Li   李欣
> > UX designer
>

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