Jon, this re-cap is perfect.
This was meant for the list but I only sent for Brion so resending!
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From: Jon Robson <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 8:48 PM
Subject: Re: [WikimediaMobile] Navigation UI detailed wireframes
To: Brion Vibber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I had a Skype with Phil and it got my brain into gear so I have
several thoughts and ideas around these mockups....
Personally I think that we should always show the same initial menu on
a load. If my mum downloads the app I want her apps behaviour to be
consistent with mine so I can explain to her confidently how she uses
I believe we are missing an opportunity to allow sliding to the left
or sliding to the right. In the current design I must swipe twice left
to get from search to nearby. I believe search to be the most useful
function so this seems wrong... it should be in the centre. When I
load the app I should be one slide away from all functions I might
I think each of the 3 menus should show arrows to be consistent and clear
> in the left menu (with nearby etc)
< and > in the centre menu
and < in the right menu
We should show the site logo in the centre of the search bar or just
above/just under it.
I think search should be hidden by default. When I load an article I
expect the page to scroll down to the start of the article. I can
scroll up if I want the main menu but the emphasis should be on
I believe that the menu containing nearby should be restricted to
generic Wikipedia functions that are not needed but useful. E.g.
I think anything page specific should reside in the page itself and be
separate to the navigation bar e.g. to the right of the article
heading. A pin might be a good way of invoking it or an arrow pointing
right to slide to the right.
That's all for now! Apologies for the brain dump!
On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Brion Vibber <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Philip Chang <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Here is an important question:
>> Will it be easier to enable instant access to search through the current
>> method - tap on the search field - than through the approach shown in the
>> design comps of a search button exposing the search field and activating
>> It strikes me there might be some delay in the second approach, simply
> The animation shouldn't take any longer than it typically takes to move your
> thumb around the screen to start typing, ideally.
> -- brion
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