[Design] [Cosmo] What to do with the Detail View?
mimi at osafoundation.org
Tue Nov 27 17:32:56 PST 2007
I've been playing around with re-working the detail view.
I think there's a real decision to be made between continuing to make
improvements to the current detail view and/or making a more radical
move to the 'Nice-to-have' designs we threw around way back when,
when we were exploring post-Preview designs.
Here are some mockups: http://chandlerproject.org/Notes/CosmoFloss
Short-term goals include:
1. Introduce stamping icons to the detail view
2. Less is more! Continue to work on stripping down the DV as much as
possible, mostly in the form of attribute labels.
+ Make sure there's enough space for a healthy-sized Notes field (by
+ Make sure that there's enough room to display all relevant meta-
data when an item is both addressed *and* on the calendar.
3. Morphology and Layout: Break up the fields to improve readability.
The Addressing fields + Event fields add up to a lot of form fields
in a row. Englarging the Title field and inserting it between these 2
field-laden stamping sections gives the detail view a more readable
4. Make sure we maintain the connection between the stamping
affordance and the grouping of attributes that are added as a result
of the stamp (IOW, the opening and closing stamping sections).
At the bottom of the page is a link to the original PDF proposal for
a fancy-shmancy 2-part detail view that appears at the bottom of the
window + a mock-up that updates that design with a riff on the 'in-
place stamping expansion' we have today.
ALL of these mock-ups are intended to be jumping off points for
discussion and iteration.
The question before us is: What's our strategy for 1.0? Iterative
improvements on what we have today? OR rehaul DV for the long-run.
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