This page is kept as an archive. It contains remarks on a prototype that we already tested and got feedback for. They are not relevant anymore.
It would help a lot to clarify some areas of the greeter specification. This may involve revisiting a few past decisions:
- Do we still want the first screen to look like a Windows (NT4) login screen?
- Do we still want a second screen for options? Or another way to show it?
- Do we want the look to depend on whether the Windows theme was opted-in?
- How much do we want to optimize for first-time users?
- Draft several User eXperience (and layout) options
- Make them testable
- Make an usability study:
- catch testers (Tails users and/or newbies)
- make them test, see what they do and ask them what they think
We may want to ask input from UX experts, and/or pay one to run the usability study.
Some proposals to test!
My goals for the interface was:
- read in "natural" order: top to bottom
- no hidden windows/options
- easy to adapt to right-to-left languages RTL
- inspired/similar to GNOME3 "system preferences"
Please test the script below, which lets you try the user experience!
The greeter started from DVD:
The greeter started from USB with persistence:
The greeter started from USB with persistence once language selected:
The greeter once the administration password option clicked:
The greeter once the keyboard option clicked:
The greeter once the windows camouflage option clicked:
How to test
Download everything in mockups, or better clone the git, go to the directory and:
$ ./mockup.py [-v <variant>] [-p]
Dependencies: gtk3, python gobject introspection (basically debian wheezy)
I'd like to hear about:
- your overall impression?
- should keyboard selectable independently from locale in one click?
- your navigation experience?
- where should the locales box be?
(Note that some answers were sent on tails-dev already.)
Remarks (add yours!)
- add a symbol if option was visited/activated
- activation of presets in persistence: when?