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OpenOffice.org Product Related ToDos
- See issues that result from our last usability test: IssueTracker query; before starting to work on any of these tasks, please contact the owner of the respective issue.
- Issues with more than 10 votes (static list 20:18, 10 April 2007 (CEST))
- 'My user experience with OOo' as UX-discussion and it's resulting issues:
- Look&Feel in general needs to be overworked to a more pleasing appearance.
- The 'Styles and Formatting' floating window is not usable intuitively. The differenciation of styles and hard formatting is not obvious for a user; a solution could be the implementation of style themes (customizable).
- Make the fonts list customizable, so that the user only sees his favorite used fonts.
- Offer the functionality of hiding the rulers and calling them temporarily if required.
- Change the standard color palette to a modern look. That is planned.
- Color management: Setting, changing or exchanging colors /color palettes is not at all intuitive.
- Icons: There is an ongoing project on new icons, have a look at this link http://ui.openoffice.org/VisualDesign/OOo_galaxy.html .
- There are some potential sketches now for refreshing the UI. They should be be discussed more:
- J.S. Martin made some pretty nice sketches at http://josmar52789.googlepages.com/thebasicdesign
- Trollen Lord made http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgfdgp6x_3c7brj2 about the formatting and status bar. No floating box, just context sensitivity and theme -> styles -> minor manual edit options context sensitively. It should provide all the same options for users, but often with less effort and with more intuitive ui. Also the status bar has been cleared of redundant, irrelevant and confusing items (the zoom percentage is still missing from magnifier glass), giving more valuable space vertically.
- Also, Trollen Lord made http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgfdgp6x_5399x8k about possible rulers and http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgfdgp6x_9dbn5bc about how some parts of context sensitivity might work.
User Experience Project Related ToDos
- Clarify status and update http://development.openoffice.org/todo.html
- announce project and invite people
- write article for interfaces on "User Experiemce for OOo" (British HCI group); http://www.bcs-hci.org.uk/interfaces.html (in progress /Mmp)
- clarify license, under which content can be contributed
- what type of content needs a license?
- which license?
- how to display the license?
- do we have to sign the Joint Copyright Assignment (PDF)?
- find out how to add "info" to the mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to keep this page clean, we move finished items to the Done List User Experience.