Ticket #652 (new enhancement)
Potential Journal Detail View improvements (Mock-up)
|Reported by:||garycmartin||Owned by:||eben|
|Priority:||Unspecified by Maintainer||Milestone:||0.90|
I've tried to come up with some small evolutionary, iterative design changes to the detail view to improve usage and usability. The main goal is to increase it's usefulness when looking back over Journal entries. Attached are 2 mock-up images, the first just shows the current main Journal view before the user has clicked on the entry titled "Screenshot"; the second image shows the new design for the Detail View. It includes:
1) The correct v shaped back icon, to match the one found on the right of the main Journal view.
2) Move of the back button to the far right edge, so than when clicking a detail button in the main Journal view you mouse is already over the button to get you back out again (behaviour is the same as current Back button). It also provides an easier mouse target as it's flush against the screen edge (Fitts Law).
3) The next Journal entry shown at the top of the view, just as it looks from the main Journal view (except for a grey background). It has no function other than to act as a Next button to move the Detail view to that entry.
4) The previous Journal entry shown at the bottom of the view, just as it looks from the main Journal view (except for a grey background). It has no function other than to act as a Previous button to move the Detail view to that entry.
5) Minor alignment of the thumbnail image with the other boxes, and addition of the work "Preview".
Clicking the Next/Previous areas allows navigation through the Journal entries in Detail view rather than having to hunt and peck, increasing the chance you can find what you're after and the likelihood of a user adding Description and Tag data.
FWIW: I'd rather this entry view ability was just part of the main Journal view, like an in-place fold-out, (and not another 'view' at all), but this at least seems a smaller step with less technical issues.