UI design concepts and proposals
Ubuntu have a great potential in UI improvement. Add your own or found design concepts to share a vision about Ubuntu Touch UI future.
Sconio last edited by Sconio
Some Behance posts I found by simple search:
Ubuntu Touch GUI elements by Taras Savytskyi
Roman Nguyen concept on Behance
Pablo Marlasca concept on Behance
Alex Milazzo on Ubuntu System and Contextual Menus
Convergence mockups by Alex Milazzo
App concept by Jacek Kruk
Clock App for Ubuntu Touch by Lucas Romero
Some graphic concepts can be found here: http://voices.canonical.com/tag/mobile/
It seems that there is another topic with mockups. They could probably be merged:
Also, I'd suggest dividing mockups into Canonical's official ones and fan made. The first category is definitely a better value, as it is consistent with current designs (or is an advancement of the current design). The other one IMO should be rather treated as an inspiration in the farther future.
Hmmm, earlier topic was in wrong section. I specially searched for this kind of topic and found nothing. So I created new one. Thanks for link! I would agree with proposal to merge themes.
@sconio How's you do that? Looks great!
What I would like to see is a minor transparency in the backgrounds of the different Phone and Tablet views or the ability to change the color to a darker theme so you don't have a bright white background every time you turn on your phone.
@gleblee The first screenshot is awesome. It leads to the question: How can I customize the overall user interface and experience. My company is looking for the right platform to realize ideas for mobile convergence device.
It's possible to make quite a few modifications with the UT Tweak Tool app from the Open Store.
@3arn0wl Thanks. I will have a look. Is it possible to introduce system wide gestures, function calls an alternative way to browse open apps? In Android it would be a launcher. I admitt: The potential capabilities of an android launcher are limited. You can't offer an alternative for the bottom three symbol menue and the way to browse through open apps.
I have to confess I haven't done too much with it, as I quite like the UI the way it is! I did move a few apps around though.
I think Sconio's image (the 2nd post) is a mock up of what a Scope overlay might look like. There was news this week that some scopes are being maintained again, and can be downloaded through UT Tweak Tool.
@3arn0wl The second screenshot is indeed awesome. Unfortunately I didn't find an option in the UT Tweak Tool to modify the user interface in that way. I omly did find the option to switch between a window or fullscreen mode for the applications.
I'm very interested in developing and evaluating modifications of the user experience. I there an s documented approach like a louncher for Android or Themes and widgests for Plasma Mobile? I would be happy about a link to a documentation, tutorial or example project.
I don't only think about modifying the way app icons are presented, I'm thinking about overall function calls. The edge swipes are currently used to scroll though open apps or to show the sidebar menu.
@marc_aurel This was the announcement I was referring to: https://forums.ubports.com/topic/1157/it-rains-scopes-thanks-to-rúben-carneiro
Apparently you can get the Scope that Ruben's taken responsibility to maintain, by going to System>Install click package, in UT Tweak Tool.
Might you consider maintaining a scope? Or developing one?
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@3arn0wl The scope Today along with calls and messages are now available in the Openstore. They work well on my mx 4 as the today scope wasn't there after install, but not quite right on my nexus 5 where I now have two of each. Calls and messages seem OK but Today has things missing. I think its playtime : )
Thank you, @lakota - I didn't know that.
@3arn0wl I would develop an own one. But first I have to understand the poentential capabilities of a scope. Is it comparable to a Launcher in Android? Can one define the function calls for edge swipes?
According the examples for scopes, that are shown in this thead. Do you mean the published scopes at https://github.com/rubencarneiro?tab=repositories?
There are many scopes listed. Are they exclusive? I mean, can I install more than one scope? Do I have to compile the scopes first or can I select a downloaded directory of a scope?
Thanks for your help.
@marc_aurel I am sure there are those around who will be able to assist you with this far more than I can: for example, Ruben Carnario is the developer who has recently rescued some scopes that needed some attention. But I do know that you can install more than one scope.
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@marc_aurel the official position is that Scopes are going to disappear, so @rubencarneiro (and others) Scope developing effort is to get the attention of the community and to try to keep the Scopes project alive.
@advocatux Thanks for this realy useful hint. I wouldn't like to invest in a tecnology or interface, that will disappear. Do you know, whether there is an alternative like a Launcher concept for Android or Lipstick for Sailfish OS or Mods for the former Cyanogen OS? As I know, Plasma is very flexible and even includes a convergence concept, but as a mobile system Plasma is in an early alpha stage. Or do you think, that UBPorts will focus on a fix system UI and IX like iOS does?