[Design] Sidebar Collection icon treatments
mimi at osafoundation.org
Wed Feb 15 11:50:14 PST 2006
The rabbit is neutral territory. Don't want confuse the conversation
with whether the icon itself is clear or not. ;o)
Re: 2 boxes proposal
My worry is that users won't know to direct their mouse to the
checkbox / collection area at all and I'm not sure that an icon
appearing to the right of the collection name would cause users to do
that. I think we tend to "chase the shiny object" so to speak, so if
icons appeared to the right of the collection name, that's where I
Just to be a total poop, I'm going to pull the trump card of space
limitations: As you can see, the sharing status lives to the right of
the collection name and also needs to be clickable when users
rollover the collection name.
Mimi: See more inline
On Feb 15, 2006, at 11:38 AM, Jeffrey Harris wrote:
> Hi Mimi,
> I'm a fan of having specialized icons for collections and collection
> check boxes. I know many people have expressed reservations about
> in the past, I've been meaning to voice my "I like it" vote. It seems
> to me the cost is very low to experiment with lots of different icons,
> lets do it and get lots of user feedback with different icons in play.
> Heck, maybe it would be useful to have a Chandler startup option to
> a different prefix string when looking for icons, so different ideas
> could coexist...
Yup, we could do A-B testing and track interaction, figure out how
long it takes for people to check the collections.
I think we should also ship with a few collections out of the box,
some checked and some not checked. The problem with only have 1
collection is that users click the checkbox and nothing happens.
> To help with the problem of new users figuring out there's something
> "separate" from clicking on the row, what if rolling over the row (but
> not the check box) preserved the rabbit, but caused two little boxes,
> one with a check, one without, to appear to its right? And if you
> rolled over the check box area, what you have for the unchecked
> would appear?
> Finally, while I'm a noted fan of rabbits, particularly the dancing
> variety, can you describe your motivation for using a rabbit? Is
> it to
> inspire "oh my god, that's so cute it must surely have some purpose"
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