Bug 51513 - BUGZILLAASSISTANT: Replace "White Sheet" Sub Component icons by meaningful ones
Summary: BUGZILLAASSISTANT: Replace "White Sheet" Sub Component icons by meaningful ones
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WWW (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-06-28 03:51 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld Retired
Modified: 2013-08-19 14:24 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Some Ideas (36.33 KB, application/pdf)
2013-03-20 08:44 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld Retired

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Description Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-06-28 03:51:22 UTC
Several of the icons still only show a blank white sheet, Design team should create more meaningful ones fur use in the assistant.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-06-28 22:42:29 UTC
can you help?
Comment 2 Christoph 2012-06-30 11:55:19 UTC
Hi Rainer, thanks for the ping - my personal view: I think that adding new icons won't fix the root issue of step 2 "Component" of the BSA. Rationale: Icons are efficient and effective when used repetitively whilst being rather unique. In the BSA case, we need new icons that might look rather similar.

The information / interaction provided in step 2 is complex and sometimes inaccurate. Examples:
* Component "Documentation" is visualized as "Master Document" icon
* Component "PDF Export" uses "Printer Management" icon but misses any info text (right side) - there is just a tooltip
* The drop down list contains all components, but misses to provide further information

Thus, I suggest to incorporate some ideas from the interaction design proposal I've made initially. It focuses on a few main components (incl. icons - hopefully well known), the remaining components are text entries plus info texts. Please see:

Hope this helps ...

Comment 3 Rob Snelders 2013-03-15 20:56:47 UTC
Do we want to keep all components in icons? Or do we want less icons and only give the big components a icon and the rest only in the selection-box?
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2013-03-20 08:44:04 UTC
Created attachment 76802 [details]
Some Ideas

(In reply to comment #3)
Good point. I agree, we have reached a limit, to add more icons would become too complex and unclear. But currently I do not see reasons to reduce number of icons.

Attached you find some vague ideas not thought for direct use.
Comment 5 retired 2013-08-19 14:24:04 UTC
I don't really see where this is going. Attached icons are imo not really useable. Much to detailed and wouldn't fit with the existing ones.

If someone has a nice idea, let's re-open otherwise I don't consider it a problem not having an icon for each component.

Hovering over the icons + the available dropdown list should cover this problem more than enough.