[Freedombox-discuss] Roadmap Brainstorming
On Fri, 18 Mar 2011 22:53:37 +0100, Mathieu Jourdan <mathieu.jourdan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/3/18 James Vasile <james at hackervisions.org>
> > On Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:03:20 +0100, Mathieu Jourdan <
> > mathieu.jourdan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I made some mock-ups for the User Interface, which describes well what I
> > > wish to be implemented in the FreedomBox.
> > > I also added some of those points to the wiki.
> > > You can have a look at :
> > https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/UserInterface
> > >
> > > My girlfriend told me it was ugly. Maybe it is, but it gives an idea of
> > some
> > > features from a non-technical point of view.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Mathieu
> > Mathieu, I don't think those are ugly at all. One of the big question
> > marks around this device is the UX. Not only do we not know what it
> > will look like, we haven't figured out how or who will design it or even
> > what the major design requirements are. It's one of our biggest
> > challenges.
> > Efforts like yours are a step in the right direction. What else should
> > we be doing to feel our way toward a design process?
> I think the wiki, especially the first page, is not readable enough. In my
> opinion, the first step could be to sort it out.
> Today I procrastinate, so let's try to spot what could be improved on the
> first page https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox :
> - the Freedom Box Project section
> - the logo breaks the bullet list, it should be on the right side but I
> don't know why it is not
> - maybe the current bullet list sould be replaced by the 7 goals ?
> - the Projet Resources section is a mess
> - the main matter, links to other wiki pages, is indistinguishable from
> the social network url
> - links should be sorted so that people willing to help could access
> directly to pages related to their interests, ie one section about the UX,
> holding one link to the user interface page, one link to the features
> list... one section about authentication and security, one section about
> hardware, one section about promoting the projet (the social network urls
> above), one section for the legal stuff...
> - the Talks and presentations section is a mess too
> - maybe it should reffer to
> http://freedomboxfndn.mirocommunity.org/(which should hold
> transcriptions) ?
> - maybe this link should be at the top of the page, after the description
> of the project ?
> - if none of the above, it should be on a different page
> Remember this page is maybe the first one (and the last) people see, it
> should not scare but say welcome. It's pretty hard to access relevant
> information, whereas I've never seen so many links on a welcome page before
> ! As an example, try to reach the list of features from the first page...
These are some good suggestions, and I agree with your points. I
certainly have no objection to you or anybody else cleaning that stuff