Re: File selector UI proposal

Not to single you out, Artur, but I think that the following email is
worth reposting to gtk-devel-list (since originally it only went to
usability@). In a nutshell, it says 'please elucidate what the user
tasks are before embarking on a design.' Calum says it better than I
can, though:

On Tue, 2003-09-09 at 09:44, Calum Benson wrote: 
> On Tue, 2003-09-09 at 14:31, Eli M. Dow wrote:
> > They are based on an existing file selector (Ximian uses it currently I
> > believe) that was found quite usable by myself and others. The mock-ups
> > are missing the accelerator underscores because this was done quickly in
> > gimp. 
> This isn't a criticism of anyone's mockups (I haven't had a moment to
> look at any of them yet, but I will shortly), but it would be great if
> somebody could take a step back and just list the user tasks we think
> we're trying to support here, before we comment too deeply on any
> mockups and get taken in by how good/bad/indifferent they look.  If we
> could agree on those and some rough task categorisation (e.g.
> frequently-done by many users, frequently by few, occasionally by many,
> and occasionally by few), we'd be in great shape for assessing which
> designs best met the user requirements :)

On Thu, 2003-09-11 at 04:48, Artur Brodowski wrote:
> Hello,
> This is my proposal for new file chooser look. It's a really basic
> mockup, needs at least one more button (Add to Shortcuts, maybe also
> D&D functionality?).
> I thought that preview could be put on the right, as usual, with 
> a 'arrow button' to hide it optionally.
> Also i'm not happy with shortcuts - i'll try to work on it more 
> if you like my ideas.
> This is how it looks:
> (i'm not subscribing gtk-devel, please CC me when replying).
> best regards,
> artb.

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