Mockups in your hand & Authconfig test day tomorrow!

Mockups in your hand It’s surreal, but effective, to print out mockups and play around with them. These were used in the authconfig-gtk revamp. I used these to figure out if the sequence of policy kit dialogs would make sense. I walked around the office and bugged a couple folks, explaining the scenario (“You just filled out this UI, and you’d like to apply the changes.”) and pulling out the appropriate dialog and explaining the actions. A dialog pops up asking for your password (via PolicyKit) and I was worried about how that dialog would fit with authconfig’s screen flow. I had thought the error case where you don’t type the right password was going to be confusing, but it turns out the success case where the changes do check out and your password is correct resulted in some awkward UI flow – you hit apply, the dialog pops up, you authenticate and it works, now you close the success dialog – what happens to the base window? Flat mockups on a wiki don’t typically generate this kind of analysis, so it was a really helpful process to go through, printing them out and cutting them up and giving ‘demos’. …

Mockups in your hand & Authconfig test day tomorrow!

Mockups in your hand It’s surreal, but effective, to print out mockups and play around with them. These were used in the authconfig-gtk revamp. I used these to figure out if the sequence of policy kit dialogs would make sense. I walked around the office and bugged a couple folks, explaining the scenario (“You just filled out this UI, and you’d like to apply the changes.”) and pulling out the appropriate dialog and explaining the actions. A dialog pops up asking for your password (via PolicyKit) and I was worried about how that dialog would fit with authconfig’s screen flow. I had thought the error case where you don’t type the right password was going to be confusing, but it turns out the success case where the changes do check out and your password is correct resulted in some awkward UI flow – you hit apply, the dialog pops up, you authenticate and it works, now you close the success dialog – what happens to the base window? Flat mockups on a wiki don’t typically generate this kind of analysis, so it was a really helpful process to go through, printing them out and cutting them up and giving ‘demos’. …