[LAD] User eXperience in Linux Audio

Thijs van severen thijsvanseveren at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 06:16:05 UTC 2015

Hi Harry
Just wondering where you got your inspriation for the above list?
There are of course numerous documents on ui design .Something like this
http://www.ambysoft.com/essays/userInterfaceDesign.html (but there are
better documents that go into the details. I just i cant find them right
now :-)
I,m not sure if these guidelines explicitly mention splash screens, but i'm
pretty sure that getting feedback from the app about what it is doing is
high on the list

We need to be aware of the fact that most people on this list are devs and
therefore do NOT represent the average user
In other words : "I dont like splash screens so i'm not going to implement
one" is (IMHO) a very very wrong attitude.  The same goes for any other
Keep it simple and dont use 'alt-b' for what the rest of the world knows as
'ctrl-c' because you think thats better. It's not

Anyway, thumbs up for this effort !

Op 19-apr.-2015 00:40 schreef "Harry van Haaren" <harryhaaren at gmail.com>:

> Hi All,
> As promised just at the closing ceremony of LAC, an email opening the
> discussion of User Experience on Linux Audio. To all Developers,
> please use this as a checklist and consider supporting each item. It
> will improve the user experience.
> 1: Splash Screen
> If an app takes more than one quarter of a second to open, use a
> splash screen to give feedback. Feel free to contact me directly to
> collaborate on a splash screen graphic if necessary. Ensure the splash
> is shown immediately, before lengthy operations such as scanning for
> files or loading content.
> 2: Presets
> Synths and Effect plugins often provide presets - show a preset
> selection "in" the main UI, or 1 click away. A fast way to browse
> presets greatly enhances UX when searching for a sound. Ideally
> support "scroll-wheel" interaction for changing presets.
> 3: Hotkeys
> - Ctrl Q,  Quit
> - Ctrl W, Close Project
> - Ctrl S, Save
> - Ctrl Shift S, Save As
> - Escape, Context sensitive "close"
> I'm aware most of the recommendations above are obvious, and that many
> programs support these already.
> Cheers, -Harry
> --
> http://www.openavproductions.com
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