- 11-05-2012, 02:43 AM #27
- 11-05-2012, 02:55 AM #29
The notification center design looks great !! kudos...
But don't you think if you have an App hub and no app list as it is right now, the app hub would have to be a permanent fixture on the live tiles screen. There would be no way to access the list of apps otherwise. (Assuming I understood your concept correctly :))
Also, going to the notification center via the app hub would make it cumbersome, its a notification, you should be able to get to it with minimum swipes / clicks. In my opinion a left swipe on the main screen bringing up your notification centre (similar to the Meego OS) would be better, faster & more elegant.
11-05-2012, 03:07 AM #30
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Not really digging the Apps Hub concept because it seems redundant of the App list. In that sense, to me, the notification center (which I like the way you portray it) might as well come up through a button like the arrow or magnifying glass.
Personally, I have my idea of a notification center but I came up with an alternative; assuming MS allows us to close open apps by doing a flicking gesture similar to how WebOS did it or now with Windows 8, I don't see why there couldn't be a way to access a notification center through a second tap of some sorts within that open app selector.
- 11-05-2012, 03:53 AM #31
My idea was that we could pin the notification subsection to the start screen, and tapping the tile would get us directly to the notifications section.
- 11-05-2012, 03:55 AM #32
I think they could always put a notification center to the left of the start screen. so have ur home and then have apps to the right like always and then back to the home screen and then notifications swipe to the left. easy?
- 11-05-2012, 03:59 AM #33
I think in WP8 the arrow on the home screen was moved down because of the same reason: it wasted a lot of screen real estate. The same thing is happening here.
Then I though "they already have guidelines for this kinda thing" and therefore I started thinking how this list would look like observing WP's conventional guidelines.
11-05-2012, 04:54 AM #34
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But regardless, it's a list like any other list that's used in any windows phone app.
As for the moving of the arrow location if you read the Windows Phone Team Blog, they state that the moving of the arrow was due to the fact that its complete removal to allow for the new tile sizes left users that used Windows Phone 8 clueless that the app list exists on the right. As a result they added the arrow at the bottom as a notification and compromise.
For me, having a button similar to the magnifying glass that pops up a notification hub like you depict just seems like the next logical step.
I mean, why refocus the app list into a hub when it's already there? And instead of pinning a notification center in your original idea, if you were to go the apps hub route, why not just replace the former app list with the notification list? It just all seems slightly redundant to me.
11-05-2012, 05:36 AM #35
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11-05-2012, 07:24 AM #40
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Another thing I would add is the ability to group of apps, just like how we can now group contacts in the People hub.
11-05-2012, 09:39 AM #41
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For me the hub idea doesn't work from a UX stance as you'd have to come out of any apps you're in, this applies to the swipe right on the home screen suggestion as well.
My pitch would be a long press on the search button which would present a notification centre, contextual search as well as a phone-wide search in a panoramic overlay, killing three birds with one stone.
Overall it would be a better user experience as there would be less 'clicks' plus you can access it from anywhere
- 11-05-2012, 01:23 PM #42
Brilliantly simple. I was actually thinking of something similar to what you cooked up in your mock-ups, but instead of swiping to the right of the apps menu, I was thinking of swiping to the left of the start screen.
But other than that, that is one sweet mock-up.
11-05-2012, 04:27 PM #43
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I like the idea of an extra pivot page to the start screen. If swipe to the right is voor the apps, perhaps a swipe to the left could be for the notifications?
Another option I was thinking of is a long press on the search key. This can prompt a screen with notifications, just like a long press of the back button for the multitasking screen.
11-17-2012, 09:54 PM #44
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Love the design however I would like to see it to the left of the main tile screen. Swipe left get notifications, swipe right get Apps Center. Either way brilliant concept, it is different enough from iOS and Android to keep the legal teams at bay. Someone needs to get this to the WP Dev team and get their opinion on it. Live tiles are great but this would make WP 8 over the top.