UX Guidelines

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  • Follow the LibreOffice vision "Simple for beginners and powerful for experts".
  • Make sure both the interface as well as the workflow are designed to fit the persona(s) who will make use of it.
  • Prioritize non-functional aspects according the UX manifesto.

Controls and Patterns

  • Provide access to all functions via the menu bar.
  • Provide access to most frequently used functions via the tool bar.
  • Provide access to context functions via the context menu.

Next two guidelines do not have enough agreement for being really beneficial

  • Provide access to context properties via the side bar.
  • Provide comprehensive access to all features in property dialogs.
  • Use controls for selection depending on content.

Legacy stuff

The previous version of this page can be found here.