Opened 15 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#128 closed defect/bug (fixed)

use actionable items naming in the menus

Reported by: kiddo Owned by: kazer
Priority: major Milestone: version 0.2.0
Component: gui/gtk Version:
Severity: Keywords: usability


in the menus, you have items such as "Cursor", "Tracking", "Orientation", "Destination", "Route". They are not intuitive because they do not reflect actions. Instead, they should be renamed to something that clearly states what they do. For example:

  • "Show position cursor"
  • "Stick to roads and follow traffic rules"
  • "Keep orientation to the North"
  • "Set the destination"
  • "Show the route trace" or "Highlight the route"

And there might be other items I forgot.

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LiberationMono-Regular font size 20px.png (67.2 KB) - added by kiddo 15 years ago.
space usage on the openmoko

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by KaZeR

It could be really useful on desktop, but i wonder how useable the UI would be on small devices. Open for discussion.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by kiddo

Well you suffer from the same usability problem even if you're on a small device. And judging from the screenshots, the narrowest device is the openmoko with 480 pixels. Should be plenty. For demonstration's sake, I just downloaded this screenshot and made a mockup in gimp. I used the exact same font and font size (20 pixels), by overlaying the "Display" text, and I put all those "long" strings I proposed in the mockup. None of them exceed the width of the openmoko screen. Will attach the mockup.

Changed 15 years ago by kiddo

space usage on the openmoko

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by KaZeR

  • Milestone set to version 0.1.0

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by kazer

  • Component changed from core to gui/gtk
  • Owner changed from somebody to kazer
  • Status changed from new to assigned

For small devices, internal is probably best suited. But comments are legits for desktop use.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by kazer

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Fixed in r3408

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