[Adium-devl] User Interface Idea's Chat Window and other thoughs
ajmas at sympatico.ca
Mon Feb 19 15:17:48 UTC 2007
Looks like an interesting idea, though would it not be better to use
a draw type design, as used in other Mac applications?
Another solution might be a tool palette type design?
On 19-Feb-07, at 08:55 , Bart van de Biezen wrote:
> I have some remarks about the user interface from the chat window:
> - Emoticon icon is on the top: mouse movements are long. Because
> people start to point to the input field before they type (mental-
> image). Therefor I would suggest to move the emoticon icon to
> bottom of the window.
> - People use a few icons most of the time. Adium could count and
> store which emoticons are used most often. These few "favorite
> emoticons" could be displayed in a more convenient way to the user.
> - Search could be available right in the chat window to that
> particular person.
> - Chat input field doesn't really look like an input field. I think
> this should be more emphasized.
> I quickly converted these points into a picture:
> <chat window.jpg>
> I also had some other thoughts. Just generally:
> - Adding a person from address book should work without selecting
> an im service. Adium should enable all the possible ways of
> contacting that person.
> - When it is someone's birthday the status icon could be a birthday-
> cake or something?
> - if there is a unread im, the first part of this text could
> replace the status message of the contact person.
> - Making the contact list the "tabs". I have to think more about
> this :)
> kind regards,
> Bart van de Biezen
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