Week-End Special – Part VI
Last week passed like a day!
First an announcement:
- Voting has been closed and you have selected your winner! Notion Ink will go with you choice. Notion Ink will get in touch with all the top 10, because we have something special for all of them! Will post the results on Monday (need to take permissions from the Winner that we can use it commercially)
Here is a short video on the 1080P performance and Full Volume (it’s really loud, so keep your volumes low)
You will find audio and video out of sync cos of software conversion from MOV format to MP4.
Lets talk about the UI little bit.
The Aqua (Aero, Glass and Gloss)
We feel they all are one. At Notion Ink, we are definitely not in love with Gloss. Here are the current generation icons and styling:
(iTunes, WMP, Playbook, Samsung Galaxy and then Android in order).
You can see that Android was already little low on gloss for their icon sets and we are further away from it.
We faced a very serious issue of how to handle the tabs. (Those who have or see other Android Tablets around, do check how the tabs work on their browsers and they would know!) Tabs are essential, without them we will die! That’s multi-tasking as well! There was also an issue of how to NOT BLOCK the screen and not force the user to “go hit menu and then “tabs opened” then select the one you want. That’s not Notion Ink style.
We wanted speed. Speed of switching, closing, opening the closed tab, and closing all in multiple and that through our thick fingers. This is what we have come up with:
Internally we keep on fighting to push one system or the other. One team would think theirs is the best idea and other the same. But the best results and options comes from our very special Usability Team which will test all the feature, measure the reactions and easy and then report which path to go!
These images will first be previewed by those who get the EAP and the SDK access. To make the UI development seamless and easy, we have converted our ideation into guidelines. Here is an example:
The more on how to design seamless interaction will get covered in the “UI Blog” which we mentioned.
There is still a lot of restriction (from patent lawyers and investors) on what I can reveal and what I can’t and I have to agree to their stand. I am waiting eagerly with you to get the Power Table Up so we all can check our usages.
With Warm Regards