Contacts

An app to access and store information about your contacts.

Participants

AllanDay (design lead), AlexLarsson (development lead)

Goals

High level goals:

  • Be simple, light and effective
  • Integratie with online contact data
  • Aggregate contact data from a variety of online sources

Basic requirements:

  • Search and browse contacts
  • View and edit contact details
  • Create new contacts
  • Initiate conversations with contacts

Relevant Art

WebOS

webos-touchpad.png

iPad

ipad.png

Meego Netbook

meego-netbook-people-panel.png

Outlook

outlook.png

Discussion

Guidelines

Empty address book:

https://raw.github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/master/contacts/png/no-contacts.png

No contact selected:

https://raw.github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/master/contacts/png/no-selection.png

With a contact selected:

https://raw.github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/master/contacts/png/selection.png

Editing:

https://raw.github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/master/contacts/png/editing.png

Linked accounts dialog:

https://raw.github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/master/contacts/png/linked-accounts-dialog.png

Selection mode:

https://raw.github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/master/contacts/png/selection-mode-0.png

https://raw.github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/master/contacts/png/selection-mode-1.png

https://raw.github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/master/contacts/png/selection-mode-2.png

App menu:

https://raw.github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/master/contacts/png/app-menu.png

Accounts dialog:

https://raw.github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/master/contacts/png/accounts-dialog.png

Matthew's Design Proposals

As discussed with Allan last week please find a link to some proposed updates to the Contacts App design. I have included them as a complete document and as a split out document. You can access them here

Complete

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/430478/Gnome/Gnome-contacts-wireframe-16-3-12_V4.pdf

Split

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/430478/Gnome/Gnome-contacts-wireframe-16-3-12_V4-SPLIT-OUT.zip

Comments

People having multiple devices is a common case. We should focus on making sure you don't have to maintain disconnected sets of contacts. We probably don't have resources to maintain infrastructure for something like Web OS' Synergy, but maybe we could leverage Mozilla Weave/Firefox Sync platform? JakubSteiner

I implemented a contact picker for Ubuntu One (for sharing files with users) that might be useful. Find a screenshot here. RodrigoMoya

  • Ubuntu One is targeted to be shut down. A contact picker won't be needed anymore. GeorgesNeto

Why is there no way to delete contacts from the adressbooks?

See Also

https://ssickert.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/gnome-contacts-what-we-really-need/

http://www.dgsiegel.net/news/2010_12_15-gnome_contacts_our_ideas

http://wayofthemonkey.com/?date=2009-05-27

http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/introducing-people-widget.html

http://rapportive.com/

Design/Apps/Contacts (last edited 2014-07-12 12:55:30 by GeorgesNeto)