On Dec 15, 2010, at 8:11 AM, Jason Grossman wrote:


On 15/12/2010, at 11:10 AM, Jan-Paul Bultmann wrote:

> I personaly would like to see the style of the morphic world go towards something like the apple dasboard.
> Many differend self contained morphs with a distinct functionality. With big candy buttons :D
> http://media.arstechnica.com/images/tiger/dashboard-big.jpg
> My favorite of them is the calculator it feels like a real one, with the moving buttons e.t.c

I like this idea. One option would be to use Apple's Human Interface Guidelines: http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/userexperience/conceptual/mobilehig/MobileHIG.pdf

Awesome idea, though I'd rather use these http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/AppleApplications/Conceptual/Dashboard_ProgTopics/Articles/Design.html, they are a bit simpler :), so people will rather read it. And they are optimized for small widget or morphs :) that don't have to be that constrained in their design since they are graspable in an instant anyways. :)

I think looking polished is very very important. The current Self UI is already pretty good in this regard. I believe Squeak has suffered enormously from looking too much like a toy.

True, looking pro is darn important.