Idea: Differentiate UX for Basic, Normal and Advanced Levels

asked 2014-01-14 11:10:48 +0200

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updated 2014-01-14 11:10:48 +0200

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Sailfish UX can be difficult to learn for some people. For them there shoud be a simple UX like in N9.

Normal level could be as it is now and advanced UX level for example configurable.

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This ain't a bad idea at all ;) Would solve many on-going UX-related discussions and requests in.this forum to able to group features (swipes, screens, gestures, settings, options, etc etc) under three different UX-profiles or types.

Why not name them more business-like as: Lite, Standard and Pro ? ;)

Or: Home, Enterprise, Developr ?

foss4ever ( 2014-01-14 12:07:48 +0200 )edit

Is this not simply be an admission that the current UI isn't as usable as it was touted to be? Better to first fix the rough edges, adopt a few suggested enhancements, address the consistency issues that some people have indicated exist - and then review whether alternatives are actually required

strongm ( 2014-01-14 12:31:06 +0200 )edit

@strongm Ofc it is usable, but it is currently necessarily.a conpromise between two extreme UX-@paradigms: very restricted/basic to freely customizable/advanced. Actyally, it is the dev-mode that.enables many of.the advanced-level fearures, but in the other end an even simpler and elementary UX could be imagined (less screens, less gestures, less fearures exposed to user from the OS.

Of course, the current effort concentrates to issues/wishes/bugs that need to fixed for SailfishOS 1.0 to be finalized but these UX-levels could be one.way to provide wide variants of the same UX-design, e.g security aware, media-aware, or feature-rich DIY experince. Also rrspective TOHs and extensions of Ambiances could be used to provide and configure these UX-variants to device.

foss4ever ( 2014-01-14 12:47:57 +0200 )edit

I think just a additional option section with UI tweaks (remorse timer length, task launcher screen count, etc.) + a "reset to defaults option" would do wonders. Basically:

defaults = basic mode

custom settings used = advanced mode

advanced -> basic = reset to default settings

I guess one might also bind this to ambiances somehow. :)

MartinK ( 2014-01-14 21:57:49 +0200 )edit