Design/Whiteboards/File Viewer

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Summary

Design an ODF viewer for Android tablets.

Status

Call for Proposals Analyzing Proposals Shaping Tentative Design Implementation in Progress Implemented

Scope

In Scope Out of Scope
  • Search
  • Follows the Android HIG
  • Presented either as a single application or as one application per module
  • UI integrates with the file manager (together they make one app)
  • Ability to evolve into an editor
  • Editing

Discussion

Personas

  • Ellen: Single mother, happy user of an Android tablet. She needs to be able to open the ODF documents her company sends her by e-mail on her tablet.
  • Fred: Actor. Uses his Android tablet to look through his scripts. He needs to be able to quickly find and navigate between his lines.

Tentative Design

Mockups

Writer

Impress

Calc

Alerts

Description

Lights-out mode

By default, files would be shown under lights-out mode. The action bar would be shown by tapping the screen.

Navigation

To move between pages in Writer, the user would simply scroll vertically. To move between slides in Impress or sheets in Calc, the user would scroll horizontally. Alternatively, the user could use the Navigator for navigation.

Navigator

The Navigator would be shown by dragging from the right edge of the screen inward or by tapping "View Navigator" in the action overflow. The spinner at the top would allow the user to use the pane to view only certain object types (images, tables, charts, etc.). When searching, the navigator would only show objects pertinent to the search.

Finite sheets

Sheets would be shown as finite, showing all the columns from the first to the one containing the rightmost filled cell and all rows from the first to the one containing the bottommost filled cell.

Proposals

Proposal by android272

Mockups

Description

The only thing you can do in the File Viewer is look at the document and copy things out of it.

Presentation

Has a play button which allows the user to watch the Presentation.

Proposal by Mirek2

Mockups

Description

Navigator

The Navigator would be shown by dragging from the right edge of the screen or under the Overflow menu. The drop-down menu at the bottom would allow the user to use the pane to view only certain object types (images, tables, charts, etc.). When searching, the navigator would only show objects pertinent to the search.

Open Problems

Lights-out mode

Standard mode Lights-out mode
  • Action buttons always visible
  • Focus is put on viewing

Toolbar Design

As overlay As an opaque bar
  • Takes up minimal space
  • Doesn't cover the toolbar
  • May be easier to implement

Spreadsheet Design

Showing only the rectangular area from A1 to the last bottom right cell with content Showing the maximum amount of cells
  • Makes spreadsheets easy to look through
  • Resembles the current way spreadsheets are shown

Open Topics

Submit your proposals for the topics listed below.

Comments

Presenter Notes

Sheets in Calc

Slide show view in Impress

Draw

Relevant Art