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[yast-devel] Next Shot for a Redesign of YaST Control Center
  • From: Martin Schmidkunz <mschmidkunz@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 14:43:01 +0100
  • Message-id: <474D7065.2090708@xxxxxxx>
Hi everyone,

thanks for all your comments on the YaST Control Center redesign so far.

Please find another suggestion for a radical and innovative redesign on:

The main thought beyond that idea is to increase the size of the modules
when the user has used it. Similar to tag clouds, modules that are used
often become bigger and therefore
* easier to detect
* easier to open because the size the user needs to hit with his mouse
was increased.
The different size would also serve as a kind of "Recently Used" reminder.

The "HowTo Guide" link will lead to a HowTo/Troubleshooting Wiki. This
should serve as a replacement for "help". This makes sense, because
studies show, that due to bad experiences users don't expect any help
beyond a help button.

The use of similar icons in the service section represents modules that
are not installed yet.

I would like to get your comments on that idea.
Please note, that the categorization and the modules were picked by chance.
The important thing is the idea, that is behind that.
And maybe it is worth to give it a try as it is something no control
center has yet. Even Apple doesn't have such kind of thing :-)

Best regards,

Martin Schmidkunz
User Experience Specialist
+49 (0) 911 740 53-346
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