[kune-devel] [kune issues] #152: Proposal: remove top-left "public space" icon

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Wed Nov 9 12:05:50 CET 2011

#152: Proposal: remove top-left "public space" icon
 Reporter:  anonymous    |       Owner:  vjrj
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  major        |   Milestone:
Component:  Usability    |     Version:
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 This is a controversial proposal. Explanation:
 * The home, user-space & group-space icons have a common behaviour:
 wherever you are, you can go there to change "view" and do actions. In
 Home you can view last updates & stats, in user-space your edited docs, in
 group-space your group view.
 * The "public" icon does not behave the same way. 1) you cannot do actions
 there, it's just to see "how will the page look like". 2) It DOES matter
 where you are in the group-space, as the "public" icon will show the
 public version of whatever you were seeing there. However, I may be
 working in my user-space and if I jump from there to the public, it'd show
 the last page I saw in the group-space... That's confusing.
 * I propose that this functionality, the "how will the page look like", is
 a preview button from the group-space. A preview button, and nothing else.
 Thus, you must be in the group-space to click on it. It is a preview,
 which people understand what is it. And it keeps the same functionality.

 This suggestion comes from explaining it to different people and most
 finding it pretty confusing. This is especially complicated right now,
 when the public part is not yet implemented. I would do this change asap
 to minimize confusion and increase usability (instead of four top-left
 icons to understand, only three).

 Maybe there are other alternatives to this change, but it'd be good to
 discuss this issue.

Ticket URL: <http://kune.ourproject.org/issues/ticket/152>
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